This body. First seizure at 11 months old. Bloody noses, ear infections, psoriasis Heart murmurs. Shingles at 7 and 12…14…15 Hyperactive thyroid diagnosed at 17. Kidney disease diagnosed at 18, with total renal failure. Ruptured intestine at 19. Years of illness, followed by years of determined lifestyle change. After my last labs, my doctor finally… Continue reading This Body
They say that the best way to get to know someone is to listen to a song that speaks to their soul. Here is mine. The soundtrack of my soul is a collection of songs that have gotten me through tough times, that vibrate my heartstrings, and motivate me to life. This is not exactly… Continue reading Soundtrack of My Soul
My husband and I live in a two room converted garage. His car makes a weird rattling sound when you drive it, and we are kind of just waiting for the wheel to fall off mid-highway. We both have chronic illnesses that cost more than is fair. Our mattress is not the same size as… Continue reading We Have Everything
1.) Good things are always just around the riverbend, and the best way to reach them is to listen to the flow and don’t be afraid to dive in. 2.) Soulmates exist, see above. 3.)Family is the most important thing. Always. They are irreplaceable, and oh so valuable. 4.) Money isn’t everything. Enjoying your life… Continue reading What I Learned in 2015
because there’s too many things for you to deal with
dying inside, but outside you’re looking fearless
As I begin to contemplate the opportunities I should take on within the next year of my life, I start to recognize that there are options and things which I have never considered before. There are certain things I consider, such as doctoral programs and entry level jobs, which I know will be there in… Continue reading What are the Irreplaceable?
It is interesting when we are introduced to a small reminder for why we should appreciate not only our lives, but also the lives around us. This morning, upon watching the Cory Monteith memorial episode of Glee, I find myself thinking about my own friends and family. I remember the moments before losing these very… Continue reading Reasons to Live