Hey hey hey Im Genevieve!
Welcome to my blog Ship With No Sails.
Here at my blog I write about both struggling and succeeding with chronic illness and pain. I share about the long process of learning to love my body after battling with anorexia nervosa on and off for two decades. I talk about the long process of coming to terms with being in a wheelchair after being a runner. It’s not all doom and gloom though! I also write about fun stuff like makeup, skincare, and finding the perfect 5$ lipstick.
This blog is about finding your path when the road is rocky and you have lost your map.
A little about me:
I am a 33 year old somewhat tattooed and extremely freckled gal living in central Virginia with my husband and two crazy pups.
I love reading, knitting, body positivity, writing, yoga, drag queens, photography, poetry and intersectional feminism. I own too many cardigans and too many books. I delight in all salty crunchy carbs and will never turn down an iced coffee on a hot day.
For over 5 years I have been dealing with several debilitating chronic illnesses
As of September 2017 I have been diagnosed with:
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in my left foot, leg,arm, hand, and right pinky toe. It is the reason I am in a wheelchair (since I know people usually wonder why). CRPS is a neurological condition that creates severe chronic pain, you can read more here.
- Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility type which is a genetic connective tissue disorder. You can read more about EDS here.
- Late Stage Lyme Disease
- Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
You can read more about my journey with my health here.
On to the good stuff:
I have been with my lovely husband Sean since October 2010 and married since July 7, 2012. I couldn’t ask for a kinder more thoughtful partner. Isn’t he a cutie?!
We are the lucky owners of two zany dogs.
Roxy is a miniature dachshund who has the ability to be super lazy or super sassy depending on her mood. Pip is a chocolate lab/ great dane mix meaning he is super big and super silly.
Together they are a funny looking pair and make our lives really wonderful.
I have a bachelors in psychology with a minor in gender studies from George Mason University but I have been a master esthetician and makeup artist since 2008.
I was even lucky enough to own my own business for a few years before having to close it due to health issues. I am very grateful to love what I do and hope to do it once again when I am feeling better.
Making people feel good about themselves is my passion.
The name of my blog comes from the song Slow Pony Home by The Weepies who are my favorite band.
“setting free the anchor and looking past the shore
it’s a sea of horses on ships with no sails, no motors, no oars”
So welcome to my blog and my life!
I hope you will stick around for awhile.
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