• a work in progress

    noting progress

    Possibly my favorite thing about this blog (aside from connecting with all of you, obviously) is that I have a somewhat regular account of where I am at almost any moment in time. Because my progress is typically slow it can be easy to feel like I’m standing still, or even regressing. Aside from that, I have the tendency to be hard on myself, focusing on little more than what I still don’t have rather than all that I do. This blog, however, affords me the opportunity to go back in time and gain a decent understanding of my experiences rather than how I happen to remember them. 371 days…

  • a work in progress

    the trials of travel

      Controlling my body’s massive inflammatory response to traveling is one of those things I can’t quite figure out. Maybe once I do I’ll write a “How to Travel with Chronic Illness” post, but until that day comes I’ll settle for my usual fare: Here is my dilemma, let me go into a detailed explanation of it, and then I’m going to express how okay I want to be about it all because acceptance is my ultimate goal. Does that work with everyone? For me, travel of any type is a total racket. I have enough trouble slightly veering from my typically slow-paced often predictable life. You see, the crux…

  • a work in progress,  rx opioid recovery,  western medicine

    nothing to see here

      Whether you realized it or not, I’m acutely aware that it’s been seven weeks since I last posted. Even┬ámy Instagram and Twitter accounts have been unusually quiet. (Was that the most shameless plug you’ve ever seen?!) Before I veer farther off course, let me say that all is well in my world. Actually, everything is wonderful! My reasons for failing to keep [still]moving up to date don’t stem from poor health or unfortunate life circumstances, but simply because I’ve been sinking every extra ounce of brain power into another project. Thoughtful meal preparation, socializing with friends, sleeping…it all pretty much fell by the wayside as I worked hard to…