Traveling, chronic illness and character preparation

A few weeks away changes someone.. and not always for the better.

Traveling is one thing, but preparing to travel as another. How do you get the most out of your holidays www.calledtowatch.com #chronicillness #suffering #loneliness #caregiver #pain #ca

As we progress further into December, many of us are preparing to go on holidays.

If you share a life with someone who struggles from a chronic illness, travelling can be difficult, exhausting and even terrifying.

Recently I went away, and beforehand I did some preparation. Not the ‘buy insurance’, ‘print your papers’, ‘get the correct address’ sort of preparation, which unfortunately I was rather sadly lacking in (thank you Long-Suffering Friend!) – but character preparation.

What’s that, you ask?

It’s the type of preparation that I’ve discovered is essential for me to ‘get the most’ out of a holiday – as a human, friend, Watcher and Christian.

 

While this was one of the few times I traveled without my loved ones who struggle with chronic illness, many of the ways I prepared were born out of  holidays I’ve taken with them in the past.

These 5 ways are (in my mind!) applicable whether you’re traveling with chronically ill friends or by yourself, and even whether you’re going overseas or simply staying at home and taking some time out.

However, because they’re not specifically about chronic illness, I’ve published them on my other blog.

Here’s a taster image! Read the post here!

travelling as a christian www.gloryafterwards.wordpress.com #travel #christmas #hope #prepare #life
PS. I took this photo while I was away!

// I’d love to hear your thoughts! Do you agree, disagree? How do you prepare for holidays?

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!

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Author: Emily J. M.

Hi, I'm Emily. Two of my closest family members struggle with chronic illness, and I watch them. That's hard, and so I write about life as a 'Watcher', what it looks like to support them and find Hope.

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