Q: How am I ok with this??

A: Well, there are endless reasons, but let me begin by saying how PROUD I am of my husband! He hit his 30lb weight loss goal and is feeling and looking better than ever! Explanation for my not being defeated, for my head held high, and my motivation to keep GROWING? I have already had … Continue reading Q: How am I ok with this??

Hurt people hurt people.

A Rare Lesson in Life Click above to watch an amazing story of kindness and empathy. She paints such a beautiful picture of all that our world could be, if only we all remembered that everyone has a battle they're fighting. All that we need to do is be kind. It sounds so easy, when … Continue reading Hurt people hurt people.

Upside Down.

My upside down is filled with: Nights to sleep - while I lie awake, Time for adventure - is the time I take, to prevent getting sick, to prevent the pain today, to prevent an asthma attack, to rest for tomorrow's plans - so I lay down, to pull the energy from anywhere around me, … Continue reading Upside Down.

Talk About You.

Purposely, you stabbed me with your words, And let them run about my mind. You found my most buried obstacle That tortured me through seemingly endless time. You knew how far to force your words, just enough to leave your conscience clean. You've brought about a fresh, new wound, That I've got no will to … Continue reading Talk About You.

Your Mind Lies.

"You can't do that. You are not good enough for that. You can't go on anymore. You don't have the energy." -Your Mind (Lies) "When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm." - Ancient African Proverb https://youtu.be/_ICREZm9CtE 💜☀️🦋, Bailey

Fall Forward.

Watch this everyday. Use it as your motivation to be the best you - the YOU that you imagine. YOU are enough. YOU can change the world. In the process, though, comes failure. Within that failure, which way are you going to fall? I've given up too often in this life. Sometimes, you have to … Continue reading Fall Forward.

WILD

-Troye Sivan https://youtu.be/3awzvNrKDsg 💙💛💖, Bailey

I won’t follow you.

"Be nice to my Bae!" I hear on the other side of the phone. (My mom has always called me "Bae", spelled just as so. Before it was considered to be a significant other.) "You can't love [someone else] until you love yourself first... How do you expect to?" How do I respond to that? … Continue reading I won’t follow you.

“I’m sick of losing soulmates.”

*Explicit song lyrics* "I can take the hit, but I'm sorry - I don't want the bruise." - "Headspace" by Lewis Capaldi Loyalty is a lifestyle - not a choice, but it's a lifestyle that people just don't chose to live anymore. Unfortunately, fibromyalgia and Sjögren's Syndrome choose the loyal behavior far more often than … Continue reading “I’m sick of losing soulmates.”

I dare you.

And all of the doctors sang in a harmonious tune "we told you so". I just don't like to be told what to do. 🤷🏻‍♀️ You go to a doctor for help. And I'm not sorry for expecting a solution in any case - especially for my chronic illnesses. If I had a dollar for … Continue reading I dare you.