About me.

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I’ve recently been blessed with a lot of time. We always say we don’t have enough of it – how we would love more of it and how it seem to flies. Until recently I didn’t know what to do with the amount I had on my hands. I’ve always been the busiest of bees, with two jobs and performing poetry I rarely had a second to breathe and I loved it. But sometimes life throws you a little spanner and in September 2011 I contracted a brain infection called Mengo-Encephalitis teamed with a suspected mini stroke which wasn’t a lot of fun. This lead to me having to walk and write again, which provided as many laughs as it did tears and just when I thought I’d got to the other side of it and started getting my old life back, things took a funny turn. I started getting the worst headaches, partial blindness, blacking out, lack of balance, muscle numbness and having fits along with a whole load of other crazy symptoms. For a long while nobody could quite work out what was going on, but now I have a diagnosis. I have M.E which is Myalgic encephalomyelitis also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. M.E is physically and mentally pretty draining – you are never sure whether today is going to be a good one or a bad and you really have to learn your limits which at 25 isn’t something I took easy (I am as stubborn as mule!) But I’m getting there. Some days I function pretty okay and others I don’t function at all and those days are made for Netflix.

Basically, I have a lot of time on my hands. And with time you can either waste it, or make it count. I’ve always loved post, I think I’ve kept every letter I’ve ever been sent (minus the bills and the boring things) I don’t think anything beats it. And I know in our worst moments, sometimes it only takes one person to make you feel like you belong – to remind you how incredible you are and I hope that’s what I and my one million lovely letters can do.

If you would like a letter, email me at onemillionlovelyletters@gmail.com

Please include your address and why you would like one, for example:

“I’m feeling a little glum”

anything really, just why you need a little cheering up or a reminder that actually you are really lovely.

Thankyou.

62 thoughts on “About me.

  1. andy says:

    Inspirational stuff. As a former psych nurse – well done – you make a mockery of my former profession (and vindicate my leaving said profession) – a few well-chosen, sincere words are worth more than months on meds. You should be on prescription

  2. You’re an inspiration. What a fantastic idea!

  3. Dilek says:

    Hi Jodi, you are an inspiration to us all. Your idea is truly commendable. You are a very strong and beautiful person. I admire you. Thank you from mankind!

  4. mademoisellewomen says:

    Hi Jodi,

    I just wanted to say thank you sooo much for your letter-it was so nice to read. I will be buying your book :-) I think your work is amazing, so keep going! You make the world a happier place.

    Annette

    Mademoisellewomen.wordpress.com

  5. Sarah says:

    Hi :)
    ive just recently been introduced to you by a lovely friend of mine. Im struggling at the minute…..with work, bereavement, infertility – just life in general!!! Id love a letter if you get chance?! No worries at all if not though. Hope you are feeling “ok” lovely.
    Thank you either way :)
    Xxxxx

  6. mike rockey says:

    Hi jodie I heard you on the steve wright show today wow wow wow inspirational or what love your voice you made me cry with joy such enthusiasm for life despite your problems all power to your pen loads of love mike x

  7. Patricia says:

    What a lovely idea Jodi (<%

  8. Gary Glen says:

    Hi Jodi ,
    Heard you today on Steve Wrights show. All I can say is your an amazing person. You are an inspiration to us all thank you :) x

  9. Big Bad Bazz says:

    HI Jodi Im Barrie from Bolton an 18 stone 6 foot 2 builder sat in my van with tears roleing down my cheek with HAPPINESS just to know that there are people like you in the world makes it a joy to get up in the mornning Hope your ok and i was 25 years younger
    love what you are doing

    Love and Hope keeps Dreams Afloat Donn’t let rough Waters Rock your Boat !

  10. Shaun Pickering says:

    I heard you speaking on the Steve wright show , I was bowled away with your courage , Brought some tears to my eyes . I told a group of my friends actually about 20 of them. . Looking forward to reading your book. God bless shaun

  11. Trish Binks says:

    An inspirational story Jodi I wish you huge success and a return to full health. Regards Trish

  12. Lisa dean says:

    Hi Jodie, I heard you on Steve wright and thought you are one very special, amazing person. You have the biggest heart and inspired me and turned a gloomy day into a hopeful one. Thank you and wishing you good health xxxxxxx

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