Hello, it's me! It's been a little while since I last wrote. I was on vacation in Florida at the end of February/beginning of March, and then a mental vacation the past couple weeks. I've been trying to figure out how best to use this blog since I started it, and you've probably noticed that … Continue reading Updates and Reading Lately
Growing up in a religious household, there has always been a place for God in my life. More than that, I'm a person that genuinely enjoys going to church, and having an active religious life. From the words of wisdom delivered in the homily, to praying with a hundred others for the things that weigh … Continue reading Does everything happen for a reason?
People probably wonder what I do every day, waiting to get better. I've tried to be really vigilant in not letting myself get lazy, and try to keep myself occupied with small things every day. Fortunately I am not nearly as bad off as some, who can't leave their beds, or are in horrible pain. … Continue reading Day in the Life: 2/1/2017
What a weekend. I stayed up fairly late on Saturday night watching what was happening at airports around the U.S. I sat in my bed with tears in my eyes for the families that thought they were coming to a safe place, only to have their hopes dashed at the last second. I sent an … Continue reading This Weekend’s Events
I wrote this post over two months ago and just realized I should get around to posting it. If there’s anything I’d want people to know about Lyme disease, it’s that oftentimes the normal signs are not present, and the symptoms are different in everyone. Oftentimes the symptoms appear over such a prolonged period of … Continue reading My Diagnosis Story
I've always loved to read. My mom nicknamed me Belle (from Beauty & The Beast) when I was little because I always had my nose in a book. I still read a decent amount but I have a hard time finding books to read. I've signed up with Goodreads.com which is supposed to provide pretty … Continue reading Sick Day Reading
I'm finally back in Minnesota, after a transatlantic voyage and a week in Florida. I still can't get over how far you can go in so little time in this day and age. As I changed planes in Iceland, I thought to myself, what a wonderful and strange time that we can cross the world … Continue reading Home Sweet Home
I haven't felt too compelled to write lately. My mind is a list of all the things I have to do before I leave on Saturday - all of the goodbyes, the visa procedures, the returning of library books, the buying of cheap H&M jeans (seriously H&M is so much cheaper and better here), the … Continue reading Last Post from Sweden
Halfway through my commute to school this morning, when I realized that my trip would take twice as long as it normally does (due to the holiday transit schedule), and I was already late, I decided to skip my transfer and continue on the train to my favorite coffee shop in my favorite neighborhood. On … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I'm off antibiotics! Unfortunately it's not because I'm recovered, but because I just couldn't deal with the side effects any longer. I had been on 3 different antibiotics at a time for two months, and my body just said enough. It came to a head last week when I was so bloated I felt like … Continue reading Some Changes