I don't show my face or real name due to privacy, as I work as a mental health therapist.
I read dozens of books a year, sew, bake when the mood hits and set a personal goal to try some new things every year. I formerly owned chickens and I miss them, I listen to podcasts and my itunes playlist when I drive, and I work out every week to help keep me focused.
I keep to-do lists because I can't remember what to do if I don't write it down
and because crossing items off makes me feel productive and victorious.
I wouldn't be who I am today without my family and my friends.
I have endometriosis, which through 3 surgeries, has caused me to lose quite a bit of my ovaries, and leaves the prospect of natural conception a mystery. Endo luckily causes me currently little to no daily pain, though I must watch what I eat because certain foods will affect the way I feel. As a result, I read a lot of books on health, foods, and nutrition and mention this in the hope that it will help someone else. I also have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune disorder which attacks the thyroid. I'll blame the diagnosis on that a mix of my personal history of endo and a toxic boss I thankfully no longer work under. I mostly manage this with medication, diet, and lifestyle choices, but I'm frequently cold so I bring a sweater everywhere and have learned to love the summer heat and sun!
I began blogging in February 2008 after reading other blogs to inspire my own. This blog is a way to record my thoughts, visual images, and links. Thanks for reading.