Congratulations! You have just found out that you are going to be a new mom. Not only does this mean bringing a beautiful and bouncy baby into this world, but it also means that the next nine months will be a hormonal and emotional roller coaster. Being pregnant and becoming a mom when you have … Continue reading Surviving the first trimester when you have anxiety and depression
On August 10th Netflix released Afflicted, a seven-episode series in which I appear with six other chronically ill patients. Though I had high hopes for the series, and some parts were accurate, it has ultimately caused damage to the chronic illness community, portraying many of the participants as hypochondriacs and the illnesses they face as psychosomatic rather than their true physical nature.
I have debated about writing this blog post because in being honest about my experiences with Afflicted, I felt that might diminish my story and the stories of my fellow participants. I also didn’t want to diminish the work of some truly talented and genuine people who worked on the series and just happened to land a bad gig. But above all else I feel like this is an unjust outcome that needs to be brought to the public’s attention.
I’m not victimizing myself, or anyone…
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I have spent the last couple weeks doing extensive research into successful blogs, small blogs starting out, and different types of posts each blog does. I noticed a common theme between them all, and that is that almost everyone has written a post introducing themselves and chatting about their life and what brought them to … Continue reading My Story
Hola! Our first few days abroad kept us busy, while the last few days were spent relaxing, eating too much food, and tanning. Since I didn't write about the last few days, I decided I wanted to write a review of my experience. I also want to note that I'm not a well-versed traveler; I … Continue reading Review: Punta Cana
Monkey Island, fresh ground coffee beans, and fresh cocoa powder- just a summary of our day three on this beautiful, exotic island. I started my day with a cup of coffee, with milk of course, and a tasty breakfast of banana bread and fresh-cut pineapple. Afterwards, my husband and I laid out by the pool … Continue reading Day Three Punta Cana
I love that I was able to wake up to 85 degree weather, palm trees swaying gently in the soft breeze, and the smell of the ocean air. Day two has been absolutely fantastic. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast buffet, filled with muffins, donuts, danishes, and more. I indulged in a strawberry muffin, and the … Continue reading Day 2 Punta Cana
Since I don't really feel like writing to expand my blog, I figured I'd share my Punta Cana honeymoon experience over the next week. Maybe you can follow along and enjoy paradise through my eyes. We flew out of Midway International Airport in Chicago, departure at 9:30. All went smoothly, and I loved all the … Continue reading Day 1 Punta Cana
Here's another list to add to your "have-to-read" collection. Trust me, I think mine is at least a mile long. These are books that I've read or are sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read. 1. A Game of Thrones- George RR Martin The first of many books in the epic saga, A Game … Continue reading Summer 2018 Reading List
I recently got married on August 4th to my best friend and the love of my life! (Sappy, I know). We had a beautiful ceremony and reception in Brillion, Wisconsin at a lodge. It was perfectly rustic and chic, and reminded me of home in my north woods Wisconsin home. He and I are getting … Continue reading How To Effectively Pack Your Suitcase
With the world becoming increasingly more competitive, it's imperative to have a résumé that's not only professional, but stands out. The joy in this is that there is a way to have both, so you come across as professional, but also show that you're a human being. Here are some quick tips to ensure you … Continue reading Tips For a Kick-Ass Résumé