Wednesday, 17 February 2016

INSPIRED BY... JOSIE OF SICK CHICK CHIC



I'm excited to have another inspirational interview to share. This time it's with Josie, writer of the blog Sick Chick Chic.

Josie inspires me for a whole host of reasons. To name just a few: she is resilient, she is enterprising and she has an effortless sense of style I could only ever aspire to have.

On her blog amongst a range of lifestyle, fashion and beauty posts, Josie raises awareness of Cystic Fibrosis, a life long condition she was diagnosed with aged two. The consistency with which she maintains blogs posts around frequent hospital stays is amazing to me.

Josie also runs an Etsy shop, FroJo designs, where she sells a range of fun, handmade cards. Watching her doing this around her illness has often encouraged me when running my own.

Having seen it give a second chance to people with Cystic Fibrosis, Josie campaigns for Organ Donation and encourages others to join the Organ Donor Register. You can do this here.

Josie kindly agreed to answer some of my questions. I've popped her responses below.

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What are you most proud of?

Getting people to sign up to the organ donor register. Even if I got one person to do it I'd be over the moon so the fact I've gotten quite a few to do it makes me feel very proud of them for doing it!


Who / what do you go to for inspriation?

People in similar situations to me have been a massive inspiration – to see others fighting on gives me a lot of strength. Whether they have cystic fibrosis (CF) like me or a different chronic illness they have taught me to keep on going and also that it’s totally ok to have a bad day. 


When chronic illness feels like a bit of a cloud, what's your silver lining?


My silver lining is that CF has made me appreciate life so much – I know it’s so cheesy but it’s helped me see how beautiful life really is and that the small, annoying things don’t actually matter at all. 


What would your advice be to someone who has recently fallen ill?


My advice would be to get online! There’s an amazing community there where you will get so much support from others going through the same thing – for me it’s been a lifeline. I’ve found Twitter and forums to be the best resources, yes there’s always going to be a few idiots with their silly opinions but on the whole I’ve found it an overwhelmingly positive place to be.


Places you can find Josie

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  1. Thank you both for this interview. I wish I have enough words, but maybe it's better I don't have them...because my heart is speaking louder:) Thank you!

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    1. What a lovely comment Polina! It was so great to share Josie's answers to my questions :)

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