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Tuesday at Ten { I truly believe . . . }

Tuesday at Ten { I truly believe . . . }

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Welcome to Tuesday at Ten! The Tuesday blog Link up where you have 6 full days to use the “prompt phrase” as a part of your writing.

Each week I post a prompt phrase and you finish the phrase and write how that phrase fits you and your life or your thoughts.

Whether it be just writing a story behind the phrase or being as creative as you wish using photos, poems, art, or graphics – whichever creative way you choose.

You have 6 days to write and link up your blog at the bottom of the page so that others can link up with you.

Be sure to visit your “link up” neighbor and spread the joy of connection! A new Prompt word is posted every Tuesday Morning at 10am, the link up closes at 11pm the night before.

Every Monday evening (the day before the new word is posted) I will choose ONE highlighted writer of the week to be highlighted and shared on the Tuesday at Ten Facebook page for all to see. You will also get an award graphic for that week to post on your blog.

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Remember  – it’s not about being perfect, it’s about being YOU. Have FUN!

Today’s Prompt PHRASE is { I truly believe . . . . .  }


I truly believe that God wants me to be an advocate for Invisible Illnesses and help those that need support.  I believe he wants me to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Who else would know what we need, than someone who already suffers from numerous Invisible Illnesses herself?

Those of us with Invisible Illnesses are usually treated unfairly. We are considered drug seekers. We are considered attention seekers. We are called lazy and useless. Emergency Rooms do not want to treat us, they figure we are just seeking attention or drugs. We are considered to be seeking to not work and live on the measly pittance the government gives us to live on. No one can live on that. 

People actually think we like living this way. Not only are we treated badly, but we suffer pain both mentally and physically. Those of us with these conditions would rather work than suffer the pain we are put through on a daily basis. Some days are worse than others. 

Why would we want to miss out on the finer things in life to hole up in our houses, if we are still able to afford one, and miss out on the fun that is available to those of this world who are normal?

I am going to do what I can to help those who have a need for advocacy and for myself as well. It is time people realize that we aren’t making up these illnesses and that we need to be treated normally as any other illness would be treated.


Day Two: Take Control of Your Title and Tagline – Blogging 101

Day Two: Take Control of Your Title and Tagline-

I just agonized over my title and tagline. I listened to what they had to say and it made sense, plus I didn’t know I could change it. So I went from:

Tessa Can Do It!

Surviving with Bipolar Disorder 

and changed it to:

Advocate for Invisible Illnesses!

Surviving with BiPolar Disorder, Fibromyalgia, etc.

Don’t You Forget About Me – prompt by daily post

Don’t You Forget About Me

Imagine yourself at the end of your life. What sort of legacy will you leave? Describe the lasting effect you want to have on the world, after you’re gone.


I am working hard to follow in my dear mother’s footsteps. She passed less than 2 years ago and her legacy lives on and I am trying to be the one to keep this legacy going. She was a woman of God and she would help anyone who needed it no matter what. Even up to the end when the Parkinson’s Disease really took over and caused Dementia. She was honored in the local newspaper and known around the area for her “Course in Miracles.”

Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award

New award, everyone! I was nominated by Sophie Cat for the Sunshine Blogger Award so thank you so much, Sophie Cat. I am honored to accept your nomination.

The rules that I copy-pasted for you:

1) Thank the person who nominated you.

2) Answer the questions from the person who has nominated you.

3) Nominate some other bloggers for this award.

4) Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated.

5) Notify the bloggers you have nominated.

Sophie’s Questions:

1) What’s the one thing you’ve wanted but never ever told anyone? Not to be invisible.

2) Would you tell your deepest darkest secret to a total stranger if you’re never gonna meet him again? No.

3) Who do you consider your blogger twin? MorgueticiaAtoms (Fraternal Twins)

4) What’s the one thing you would never bring to a desert island? A pet because I would have to feed us both and I am not a hunter.

5) Describe your blog using a movie title. Miracle on 34th Street.

6) Weirdest/funniest conversation or statement you’ve overheard in the restroom? I don’t particularly pay attention and I don’t use restrooms if I can help it.

7) English word that you hate the most? Babycakes

8) Do you think Batman can beat Superman? No!

Tessa’s Nominees:

Mental Mama

Alf Garnet




And remember you are not required to accept the nomination!

Tessa’s Questions

1. Did you ever wish to have twins or more?

2. What are your hobbies?

3. Do you have pets? What kind?

4. Who is your favorite author?

5. How long have you been blogging?

That’s all! Thank you so much again, Sophie Cat, for nominating me! ❤