When the Strong Break

I don’t think people realize chronic illnesses can kill just as readily as the terminal ones. Their quality of life just gets so bad they suicide. So, yeah, I nearly died this past year (pro tip: “When you are going through hell, keep going.” ~ Churchill). The biggest tragedy is when strong, emotionally competent people … More When the Strong Break

Adapt or Die

I broke my brain a few weeks ago, a remarkably frightening experience. Now, I’ve had cognitive burnout before, it’s pulled me out of school on many occasions: an inability to study or take the ideas in my head and find words for them. This was nothing like that. My brain suddenly seemed incapable of any … More Adapt or Die

Pity Party

Some days are hard (a lot of them lately). I’m not much for posting/tweeting about that for a number of reasons. Firstly ’cause I think the internet if plenty full of whiny complaint and I don’t need to add to it; but probably mainly because when things get rough I tend to turtle, turn in … More Pity Party

Day 84 – DEADLINES!!!

So, after doing the WRONG thing for 83 days, I now have 17 days to come to terms with over two decades of chronic illness (with acceptance not resignation) and find a way to build a meaningful life within my limitations. Nothing like a hot deadline to motivate a girl!

Day 83 – resignation isn’t the same thing as acceptance

The idea of being stuck is rooted in the belief where you are is different than where you should be. The definition of stupid is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Being as I just last week posted something I wrote 2 years ago on taking risks and falling … More Day 83 – resignation isn’t the same thing as acceptance