• a work in progress,  [still]moving favorites

    food allergies x new orleans

    Usually, I can see the question coming. “Wait, you live in New Orleans and don’t eat gluten, dairy, or refined-sugar? How do you find anything to eat in this city?” The answer, honestly, is pretty boring. But this is the topic of my post, and a question that comes up a lot, so I’m going to spice it up the best I can. (Y’all, was the pun in that last sentence the best-worst or WHAT? The icing on the cake. I can’t be stopped. The world of food puns is irresistible!) First, locals don’t eat like tourists. At least not always. I don’t want to imagine how terribly I’d feel…

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    FOMO NO

    The chronic illness community deserves a better word than “FOMO,” the commonly used acronym which stands for Fear of Missing Out. This was determined by the wonderful Meggie (of @MeggieandMS) when I posted the above image on my Instagram story a couple of weeks ago. I was trying to make light of the fact that for the first time ever I was on a ski trip, yet there would be no skiing. At least not for me. This post was just one example of my efforts to convince myself that I was perfectly fine with spending most of the week alone while everyone else enjoyed a pastime in which I…

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    new year, new…?

    At just over a week into the new year, I’m perhaps a little late on this post. I mean, it’s already January 9th. Haven’t most resolutions been abandoned┬áby now? If that is, in fact, the case, I’m right on time. Towards the end of December when all the “What are your resolutions?” questions were in full force, I made the careful decision not to get too wrapped up in it. Strict goal-setting doesn’t usually serve me well. I end up so laser-focused on the intention that I’ll maintain the behavior at my own detriment just for the sake of saying I did it. When I do decide to make a…