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.
Continue reading Happily Child-Free: How I Knew for 100% Certainty I Did NOT Want Kids
“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. Continue reading Getting the COVID Vaccine with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: My Experience
Adventures await us on the other side of this pandemic. I can’t help it if I’m a little impatient, though. Continue reading I Miss Travel & Strangers I Haven’t Met
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. Continue reading Love, Hiding in Plain Sight
Apparently, one of the keys to managing this lovely autoimmune condition of mine is to lower the amount of stress … Continue reading My Grief Diet: Saying “No” To Emotional Whiplash
Polyglot. Adjective. Definition: Knowing or using several languages. Why not become a polyglot in all the love languages? A few days … Continue reading Live Happily Ever After: Become A Love Language Polyglot
Look: I want to live more healthfully in 2020 and am really excited to do that. However, don’t, “Detox your gut sludge!”
Real, Honest Talk: If you are not feeling well, go see your doctor. Continue reading Start 2020 Right: DON’T Do a Cleanse/Detox
Once upon a time, I daydreamed that I could go back in time–I’d go to college in a beach-side town. … Continue reading The Cost of Finding Yourself
My husband and I both recently decided to take the plunge and get LASIK Eye Surgery with the fantastic doctors over at Maida Custom Vision. This is what I learned during the process. Continue reading Farewell, Four-Eyes: What Google Didn’t Teach Me About LASIK Eye Surgery
It’s pretty obvious that bad things will absolutely happen over the course of a long relationship: illness, death, random acts … Continue reading What “Marriage Takes Work” Actually Means
Well, this malady definitely has its ups and downs. It’s lovely that there is such a quick fix for it … Continue reading Hypothyroid: One Year(ish) After Starting Treatment
It feels… suspicious… to be this consistently, blazingly happy. I have done nothing to earn it. I certainly don’t deserve it.
It feels as if I caught happiness like an illness, that it should only be mine for a little while, a jubilant delirium as transient as a butterfly. I keep expecting its flight, a return to normalcy, and yet… I seem to have found my new normal in joy. Continue reading Joie De Vivre