Having hope in the dark

“Souls survive on hope in the absence of physical evidence. Not the naive hope that everything will be hunky-dory, exactly as life used to be, but the hope that assures us, when things seem darkest, that although it doesn’t look that way now, something else is also true, as one survivor put it to me.” –…

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I won’t be silent

Lara Parker wrote this on Instagram a while back and I just loved it, “If you’re tired of hearing about my pain, imagine how tired I am of living in pain.” If it wasn’t for the women who have created a voice for chronic pain sufferer’s, many would still be undiagnosed, there would be very few…

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My own age of enlightenment

In college I bought an old, brown, worn-out leather journal (typical hipster move) and wrote in it often.  As Hayden and I packed up our things to move a few days ago, I flipped through those pages full of messy handwriting that have been shut for so long.  The first chunk of pages were rambles…

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The paperback escape

While awaiting my surgery to remove endometriosis, a million thoughts spun around my head every day.  I was worried about the dangers of surgery and on top of that, I was pretty confined to my home and a chair because of my pain.  For as long as I can remember the best way to distract myself from…

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I said yes: how he proposed!

About four weeks into recovering from surgery to remove endometriosis, Hayden and I decided to go out for a nice dinner at our favorite restaurant, Santiago’s Bodega in Orlando, FL.  It was my first time putting on makeup, doing my hair, and getting dressed up since my surgery; but also my first time within the last…

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