Good to be back!
To state the obvious, it’s been a minute. I apologize. To state another obvious thing…life sort of got in the way. Again, my apologies.
Let’s Get Up to Speed
Let me bring you all up to speed on a few things. Not sure if I have posts about this, but I have been officially diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Polymyalgia Rheumatica. PMR for short. Thankfully this disease seems to have a life span, though that seems to vary from person to person. Some go on steroids and are in remission after 1-2 years, some have had it for over a decade. I have found a medication that helps mitigate the symptoms, which I would describe as a cross between Rheumatoid Arthritis (but without the permanent damage) and Fibromyalgia and any other autoimmune disease that gives you the gifts of pain, stiffness, fatigue and weakness.
Different spots each day. Sometimes it’s all over, sometimes it’s focused. Every day is a gamble and I never know what I am going to be faced with. There have been days when I can barely make it down my stairs. Other days I am only minimally impacted. I am a 48 year old woman who on some days feels like an 108 year old, just not farting dust like the one below. Ah, such is life.
I am forging onward and doing my best to keep up with my boy, husband and dog. And yes, Daisy is just as crazy as ever! She is in great health and always delivers a laugh or two each day.
Husband is in fine form with his new-ish position with a promising healthcare company and my son is doing well with outstanding work in school as well as becoming such a wonderful young man. Jeez, how long has it been? I am writing as if I haven’t been here in 5 years!! Technically, I think a year, give or take. I took some time off to ramp up my social media presence as well as my resume and took some online courses. Health issues sort of brought that to a hault, and then summer came and now here we are together again.
Career and Website
Giving my website here another glance, I may change the theme, the icons, my logo, all of it. I’m not sure it accurately represents exactly who I am or what I write about. We shall see. Baby steps at the moment. The first step is to getting back at writing on here regularly again.
At the moment, I am relentlessly submitting my super crappy dappy resume to every possible position I think might be a good fit. Nothing like trying to convince people to hire you because you are a good writer but have very little recent evidence to prove that. You know that saying, “throw enough shit at the wall, eventually something will stick”?…I think that’s how the saying goes. Well, that’s exactly what I have been doing. It’s tough though. Professionally, I have not written in a while. I am a bit limited to work from home with flexible hours, not just because of the PMR, but also because I am a mom with an active 10 year old boy. ( I mean two kids if you count the husband, but I don’t have to drive him to tennis practice, lol)
Personal Progress of Sorts
Other than that, there really isn’t much more to get you up to speed on. Oh, one thing, I am now a proud member of the PA Board at my sons school. Don’t worry, not President or anything that responsible, lol…I think they know better than to trust that to me! I am now partnered up with another parent to “oversee” and help the class parents of our schools 4th and 5th grade classes. God bless them, I don’t think they understand what a control freak I can be and I hope I don’t make too many enemies this early in the gig.
It’s weird though, because at the same time, I feel I have reached a point in my life where my filter has officially fallen off and I no longer care to walk on eggshells or try to impress. I just speak from the heart, and so far, no one, well…mostly no one, has run for the hills. Just one more update or admission, I have developed an unhealthy obsession with Temu. That is all I am willing to say about that.
I am popping off here for today as I am still nursing the two other humans in my house back to health. Day 3 of what is “not” Covid or the flu, so says the tests…in my head the jury is still out.
I did manage to score one of those Vics Sticks, as I call them. You know the little white tubes we used to stick up our noses when we couldn’t breathe? The directions said for adults and kids over the age of 12, and I said screw it, my kid needs to nose breathe again and he is only 2 years shy. Must be the Medical Degree in me speaking, lol. I didn’t know they made them anymore but yes, my dear friends they do. Just the scent brought me back to my childhood when I am pretty sure none of those directions included age restrictions because I think we used them on everyone! So stock up now and fingers crossed I don’t get it…so far so good. I swear if this kid continues to cough on my face and sneeze at me, there will be no escape.
Stay healthy everyone, and please keep a look out for my next post coming soon!