How to Craft a Mission Statement When You Have a Chronic Illness

Those of you who have been reading the Living With Multiple Sclerosis column for a while know that I like to use analogies, metaphors, and allegories when describing what it’s like to have multiple sclerosis.

Analogies (or metaphors or allegories) seem to pop up around every corner in my day, although I don’t always notice or appreciate them at the time. Sometimes it’s weeks later when I sit down to write that an experience bubbles up into the air and ends up in a post.

One such experience happened recently.

Long lists of words can feel meaningless

I have helped build a network of food producers in my region of the world. Anyone who’s ever started something from a great heap of ideas that came from an even greater heap of passionate individuals knows that it can be very rewarding work… but work nonetheless.

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