Done, What’s That?

Is anything ever finished? It often doesn’t feel that way. We put so much emphasis on task completion and accomplishing goals that how we got there gets lost in the shuffle. At least I do that. I’ve always enjoyed crossing things off the list more than doing them. There’s such satisfaction with sitting back and…

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Living in the If

If. Two tiny letters. One small word. A huge impact. It’s a powerful word of condition, full of possibility and regret. In the future, if can make anything happen: If I get into my dream school . . . If I lose weight . . . If I win the lottery . . . In…

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The Perseverance of Getting Well

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about illness and it’s opposite – health. Or vice versa. When I first heard that I have Lyme, I didn’t believe it. (Was this denial, the first stage of grief?) Two blood tests came back equivocal, which means there’s something not right going on but they don’t know what.…

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Hazy Sick Induced Realty Shift (or a word that needs to be invented)

I’ve been battling a cold for the past week. The worst is over: the headache, stuffy nose, sinus pressure. The fatigue and brain fog still remain. Any time I get a cold I’m always “out of it.” Not just slow brain processing time, but as if I’m thinking differently. I’m not quite sure how to…

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