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I’ll Stand By You: Friendship In Times of Illness

Friends are a big part of our lives, they are who we lean on when life gets hard, and who we laugh with. At 33 years of age, I have found myself lucky enough to have a small amazing group of friends, people who will be there for me in any capacity.  Even though I have… Continue reading I’ll Stand By You: Friendship In Times of Illness

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the year i broke open (32)

Close to midnight tonight I will turn 33. Its kind of crazy to think another year of my life has passed. Like New Years, I think a lot of us sit down and think about the past 365 days. The trials and the triumphs, stuff we wish had been better, and stuff we are grateful wasn’t… Continue reading the year i broke open (32)

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i was made for sunny days.

“I watch the stars from my window sill  The whole world is moving and I’m standing still” As I have said in other blog entries, the isolation that stems  from chronic illness can be almost as crippling as the actual illness itself.  It can be absolutely devastating to feel really alone when you have already lost… Continue reading i was made for sunny days.