This homeschooling thing is quite the challenge and this morning was evidence that my munchkins are over it. We had a zoom meeting with their classmates and teachers and no one wanted to participate. They went in the bedroom and closed the door, showing their level of disinterest and frustration. At that point, I just [...]
First, I felt a headache and then came the fever. It felt like a normal, “I’m not feeling very well sort of situation,” but a few hours later, after some rest overnight, I was in the worst pain of my life. My body ached like I had gotten into a knock down drag out fight [...]
A few days ago, I was talking to a coworker. She is an older woman who I have gotten to know. She has committed over 40 years to the company and has raised a beautiful daughter who is in the tech industry. With her daughter’s success comes the opportunity to travel around the world. Since [...]
I don’t remember the day that I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but I was about twenty-six years old. It took one concerned doctor and a series of tests to rule out other conditions. He finally diagnosed me, instead of telling me it was all in my head. I had been seeing doctors since I was [...]
Needs no more. Let that marinate. Sit with it. I know someone needs this today. Happy Sunday.
Yesterday marked a major milestone. I had my last therapy session yesterday morning and I am a bit sad that the stranger who played a significant role in my life for a few months is now gone. She listened to me, and made me feel that my voice was being heard. And now it’s gone. [...]
I celebrated another revolution around the sun two days ago with the likes of Bill Gates and Julia Roberts. I tend to enjoy a more quiet birthday that involves a bathtub and some self reflection. This is my New Year. Instead, I spent it schlepping the kids to school with the help of the sitter, [...]