Those of you that have been reading this blog for a long time (some for over 10 years!) are probably rolling your eyes. Really? You moved your blog and rebranded AGAIN? Yes, yes I did. Ultimately, I have always tried to keep this blog as authentic to my life, feelings, and relationship with my illnesses as possible. I had stopped posting on the old site, because I just didn't feel connected to it anymore. I wanted to get back to blogging, but I needed a fresh start. So here we are.
There have been so many life updates since my last post, I don't even know where to start. So here's the short story:
Left my old job. Traveling for work every single week was TOO MUCH. I hated it because I'm a homebody and my body hated it even more. I had some posts drafted about work travel that I never posted. I will try to revive and publish those in the coming months.
Took a new job that required me to move across the country. Still in consulting but very little travel. I liked it and learned a lot, but I got pretty burnt out on consulting after a year and a half.
It turned out to be difficult to make friends as an over-30, single person in a new city. I was pretty lonely, so I adopted a rescue dog named Ollie. He's my whole world and will probably pop up on this site a lot. Most of my social media presence is on Twitter (@chr0nicbookworm) and on Ollie's instagram (@olliethedoglet). Feel free to connect with us on either or both - we'd love to hear from you!
Covid happened. I caught it and it took me nearly 6 weeks to feel sort of back to normal.
Covid also affected the economy and the job market. So while I continue to look for a new job, we decided to move back in with my parents for awhile.
Health-wise, I've been doing ok. I've had some flares, but they've luckily been on the relatively minor side. My original diagnosis was 16 years ago. My "real" diagnosis when I had my catastrophic, life-changing flare, was now over 10 years ago. I'm still learning not to over-do life and how to balance everything I want to do with what I can realistically do. I think I'll probably be continuing to work on this my entire life.
What did we miss in your lives? Let us know - we missed you all!