Other People’s Posts

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Sometimes, it downright hurts. It’s not because of jealousy of the other person. It’s not because you wish them ill. It’s not because they’re singling me out & rubbing my face in their life’s victories.

It’s because I know my life will NEVER be the way it used to be. I will never be able to do the things other people can do. It’s no one’s fault. It’s the reality of the situation. It’s MY REALITY. And yes, it sucks.

I LOVE seeing everyone move forward & accomplish amazing things. I am so happy for everyone & I’m so blessed to be able to watch their journey! I am not hating on ANYONE for ANYTHING! I’m just sad that so much negative seems to consistently find me. I have so much to be thankful for, so I try really hard to be happy & to disregard the cruddy stuff. But I’m human. I have my moments, sometimes entire days, that just smack me in the face repeatedly with the BRUTAL truth. It’s crazy disheartening.

To all my fellow warriors, keep fighting! To all of my awesome friends kicking the world’s butt, keep kicking! I’m cheering you on & thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey. I’m so happy for you, truly, & I’m living vicariously through you!

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NEVER BE SILENCED

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“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

NEVER let ANYONE silence your voice. Your voice is one of the few things that is one hundred percent YOURS. It’s unique. It’s beautiful. It belongs to you & only you.

I’ve been told to shut up. I’ve been told not to share MY story because done off the characters are less than perfect.

News flash! The only perfect person, EVER, was/is Jesus.

I’ve been told to silence myself because some people don’t want their story laundry aired.

I won’t do it. I refuse. It’s not a stab at them. It’s not because I want to hurt anyone. It’s because all of the details, both good & bad make the story what it is…real.

Don’t let anyone silence you. Your voice matters. It’s important.

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs

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It’s Been a Minute

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So much has been going on & continues to persist.

I had a week full of appointments, loads of tests done, a pneumonia vaccine from Hades, & my entire body is EXHAUSTED!

Despite the craziness, I’ve seen positive signs. At each doctors appointment, my blood pressure had been on point. I can’t even remember the last time my blood pressure has been good.

My primary doctor is amazing. She knows absolutely EVERYTHING about me. She knows about my insane “family,” & wishes she could change them for me.

Regardless, since distancing myself & I mean TRULY distancing myself, only good things have come from it. My blood pressure is one of many examples.

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I’m less stressed in reference to my DNA family because to me, they no longer exist. I’ve freed myself from the toxins & it’s been difficult, but it’s been a blessing for sure.

My husband is my best friend & amazing! He is my strength, my reason, my love, my why, my solid & steady. He has my back in anything & everything. I’m so blessed to have him. Surviving this chaos would be impossible without him.

I’m fighting through the madness because that is what I do!

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Not a Vacation

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This article is great!

Chronicle illnesses are horrible & not being able to work doesn’t mean we’re at home, chillin’ on vacay.

https://themighty.com/2017/06/being-unable-to-work-with-chronic-illness-is-not-a-vacation/

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Integrity

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Definition of integrity

  1. 1:  firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values :incorruptibility

  2. 2:  an unimpaired condition :soundness

  3. 3:  the quality or state of being complete or undivided :completeness

    Source: Merriam-Webster

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“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” – W. Clement Stone

“Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” – Dennis Prager

“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” – Zig Ziglar

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Straightforward People

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Amen!
I dont have the time, the energy, the patience for any bull anymore.
I need REAL, genuine people in my life. Straight shooters.

I can’t handle the drama. I need my chaotic life to be as simplified as possible. Unfortunately, that means cutting ties sometimes.

As much as it hurts, I know it’s for the best. I know that for my own sanity & for the sanity of the people who TRULY love me, taking out the trash is a NECESSITY.

I’m choosing to select my company carefully. Guards are up to ensure the drama stays away.

I’m moving forward in hopes of creating a a life that will be easier on my heart, my mind, my body, & my soul.

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IBD Iceberg

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#Truth

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There is NOTHING poetic or glamorous about these diseases. They’re horrible, destructive, & deadly.

Always praying for a cure.

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