Happily Child-Free: How I Knew for 100% Certainty I Did NOT Want Kids

There’s an old wisdom—that we often regret the things we didn’t do far more than the things we did. I’ve decided this sentiment doesn’t apply to kids—it is far better to regret the children you didn’t have than regret the ones you did have.

Sure, sometimes, when my love holds babies (rare that it currently is due to COVID), it does something funny to my ovaries, but that’s simple, basic biology.

However, I am far more than my genetic programming.

Getting the COVID Vaccine with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: My Experience

“I feel like Batman beat me up,” a teacher friend told me a day after she received her second COVID vaccine.

“Adam West Batman or Ben Affleck Batman?”

“Christian Bale hockey pants Batman.”

True. Freaking. Statement.

I can confirm: the second (Pfizer) vaccination side effects are rather unpleasant, especially when you already exist in a state of chronic inflammation. It’s so incredibly worth it, though. TL;DR? Get your vaccine.

In Sickness: Hell is the absence of the ones you love.

There is talk of letting the virus run its course. Of murdering people in the name of “herd immunity”.

Tell me: If someone goes to an understaffed, overworked, jam-packed hospital ER with no beds available and not enough surgeons to go around, then ends up dying from neglect because it’s the best the medical staff can offer during the height of a preventable second massive wave of a pandemic, is that counted as a COVID death?

Love, Hiding in Plain Sight

Oscar Wilde claimed that there are but two tragedies in this life: 1. not getting what you want, and 2. actually getting it. Then, I suppose, there are the two most incredible joys: the unexpected treasures and experiences that simply drop into your lap one day… and the ones you didn’t know you had waiting for you all along.