After a (beautiful) escapade through Ireland, the beginning of my final weekend in Lourdes started pretty choppy. My mom, who was supposed to be with me at the time, happen to acquire a massive kidney stone a few days before she was meant to leave and had to call off plans (she’s good now!), and … Continue reading With Me.
I've been living in Europe for one month. I've been living in Europe for one month? Time is flying and I don't even know how that's a thing, but whatta packed month of beauty it has been. Post-family wedding in Italy, I returned to Lourdes 2.5 weeks ago to start volunteering. From the multi-abilities among … Continue reading One Month as a European.
The last 13 months in a nutshell: 1) saying yes to a (part-time) middle-school counseling job after a long season off to focus on my health, 2) a long commute, working around student schedules, and expectations beyond simply counseling soon making me feel I was not capable of doing this job well, 3) deciding to … Continue reading Changes.
Have a fab conversation on intentional community-married style almost ready to share, BUT first: wanted to dedicate some time to a topic I thought deserved it’s own episode, that is: practicing community—while suffering (link in bio!). I’ll say right now, this is not an episode that includes a lot of how. It doesn’t really have … Continue reading Intentional Community: While Suffering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 months in to my job being regaining strength, I am now just beginning to wade into the world of cardio exercise. So far: the naturally athletic part of me is absolutely LOVING the extra space I have to experiment with this, and at the same time, part of me is ready to stop. Even … Continue reading Minisode: a real life chronic illness update: work + exercise
The holidays. They just have a way of bringing to light all of our suffering, don’t they? Something about all my siblings being in one place while eating and drinking food I knew too much of would put me in the hospital while discussing the way their lives and families have grown and changed left … Continue reading Oh the holidays.