I turned 30 last week. I know, what?! Also, I have a chronic illness and first started having health issues when I was 20, and it’s not easy to sit with the fact that it’s officially been 10 years since having my first headache, that still hasn’t fully gone away. 10 birthdays of being in … Continue reading Dear Twenties.
So, so glad that all get to hear from my friend, Berta Hawley in the latest podcast episode. To put it simply: this girl is my hero. Berta was born with holes in her heart & entered the foster care system at age 3. Despite both of these things challenging her ability to function while … Continue reading Berta Hawley: One Well-Earned Diploma.
This weekend, I went camping--a really, really great example of diving into an activity that, on paper, doesn't make a whole lot of sense for a gal with health issues. The whole thing, as most traveling is for me, was a big question mark. Can I do this? Am I going to make it both … Continue reading Girl With Chronic Illness Goes Camping.
This week's podcast episode features my friends, Joy and Rashad Baas. I met Joy right before Covid hit, so did not spend a ton of time with her, but from the few times I met her, I knew she had a story to share. When I reached out to her about being a podcast guest, … Continue reading Joy + Rashad: Mother’s Intuition
PHEW. It’s been a while, huh? So grateful for a summer off and start getting back into some of my favorite hobbies aka, I Choose Grit! Pumped to introduce you all to my roomie, Amanda Fahrendorf (middle below), in the latest podcast episode! And a & I had a convo almost a YEAR ago now … Continue reading Amanda: An Unromantic Missionary Experience.
This week's episode features a conversation my friend, Bri Mueller & I had this fall (on our loud street) about living years of her life with Type 1 Diabetes. To be honest, I had no idea *quite* how demanding of a diagnosis this is until I had this conversation with Bri- and what she's had … Continue reading Bri: Poked + Prodded 5x a Day
It’s not often that you confidently say yes to a (part-time) job when you have a chronic illness, but this week (after much time & discernment...& 8 months off work) I did just that, & I couldn’t be more thrilled. Sharing why that is in my latest minisode, along with a little grief.. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading real life chronic illness: why I said yes to a JOB…and some grief.
This week's podcast episode is unique, featuring the majority of a talk my neighbor, Aaron McCoy, gave via zoom to a group of my friends & I this summer surrounding the topic of racism. We reached out Aaron when feeling like we needed more stories & space to process this issue alongside someone who has … Continue reading An MLK Day Special.
After a conversation with a mentor of mine recently, she commented on how, while a number of people have grown more discouraged during this strange time, it seems like I've gotten stronger. She is right, and there are a few different reasons this is the case. First of all, as lame as it is, there … Continue reading when a global pandemic makes you stronger.
ONE WHOLE YEAR of podcasting is in the books! This thing has been such a lifesaver to me in the midst of a lot of changing circumstances, and as anticipated, I am loving the conversations I now have an excuse to have because of it. 😉 However, what I’ve found to be the greatest gift … Continue reading a whole year of interviews on suffering.