Life with a Chronic Illness: fake it til you make it

Friday, September 15, 2017

Let's be real superficial for a hot second or two.

When you feel like a hot-mess, shit-show, freaking basket case of a horrible train wreck, it's a huge plus to look like you've got your shit together. Emphasis on the look like part. Because if I'm being shallow honest, it's easier to fake being/feeling well if I don't have strangers (or my mom) telling me how horrible I look or asking my if I'm okay. 

In the spirit of being transparent, I'm going to get real shallow. Here are my flare up tips to fake it til you make it.

Life with a Chronic Illness: learning to exhale

Sunday, August 6, 2017

inhale  A N D  exhale. 

It seems so simple which is the irony. I have been holding my breath the past 3 months and I'm finally noticing I need to exhale. 

Life with a Chronic Illness: against all hope, in hope believe

Monday, May 1, 2017

Two days ago, I shared some thoughts on the post Life with a Chronic Illness: sometimes I don't recognize myself. Blogging or word vomit as I like to call it is one way that I process life. It had been a rough week and my mind was a whirl. When I shared the blog post, I knew that I felt desperate, but I did not know that I also felt hopeless.

This became evident when a friend asked challenged me by asking

"But would you accept a cure?"

and I replied

"I would I just have zero hope there is one."

Life with a Chronic Illness: sometimes I don't recognize myself

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sometimes I don't recognize myself.

Right now is one of those times.

I hate this version of me. I hate that my illness is taking up more space in my life. I hate that it's becoming more difficult to hide, more difficult to ignore, more difficult to function.

Capsule Wardrobe Adventures // 5 reasons I love it

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Here is the two week(ish) life update on how the capsule wardrobe adventure is going.

I FREAKING LOVE IT!

Instead of a long-winded explanation of how having a capsule wardrobe is changing my life, I figured I would give you a list. So here are 5 reasons that I'm loving a capsule wardrobe.

Stitch Fix #4 // February 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

I have a new motto these days.

"Owning less is better than organizing more" 

Um true story. Declutter and get rid of everything is my new past time when I have free time. I can't tell you how exciting it is to get rid of crap. A couple weeks ago, I even got rid of my dresser and most of what was in it. In the spirit of living with less, I requested an all black top fix from Stitch Fix. Ironic right?! Hear me out though. After significantly downsizing my closet, I realized that I was in need of some basic, versatile pieces to add to my new capsule inspired wardrobe. And as much as I wanted to spend a couple days boutique shopping and visiting outlets, this girl has zero free time. 

Capsule Wardrobe Adventures // I got rid of my dresser

Friday, February 17, 2017

Please tell me you have heard of a capsule wardrobe?

One of my biggest pet peeves is getting ready to go somewhere and having nothing to wear. And by nothing to wear I mean my entire closet is on the floor because I hate everything that I have tried on. How does this happen?! I mean I bought everything that's in my closet. How can I hate it?

Drives me crazy.

Who has time to try on outfit after outfit only to figure out you still hate everything in your closet?! And who has time to pick up that huge mess?! And who wants to wear clothes they hate or even just don't really like.

Not me.

 
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