Brigid Gallagher moved from Scotland to Donegal in 1999, four years before being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. She said she was “forced her to reassess her life” and turned to creative writing during her recovery.
“I began my blog, watchingthedaisies.com, in February 2016, as a platform to promote my self-help and travel memoir
Watching the Daisies – Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow,” she said.
“In my first year of blogging, I posted a lot of self-help tips and inspirational quotes for others with fibromyalgia and chronic illness. I also participated in a ‘52 Weeks of Thankfulness’ for the best part of a year.
“I have expanded my range of topics and now write a monthly garden post, and posts on the beauty of nature and life in Donegal, a few posts on my travels and creative hobbies as well as tips for new authors and books I have reviewed.”