TV TRANSPLANTS

So…my crazy boyfriend was watching this silly show the other day, Stargate Universe, and when I say ‘watching’ I mean days on end of a FULL ON BINGE!* I will note it’s gotten a bit better recently. 😜 After a few months days of having this show on, I was getting pretty good at tuning…

NephCure Fundraising Walk April 2019

I’m getting back to my fundraising roots (remember when I was a political fundraiser for four years?!) and taking ACTION! Next month, APRIL 7th– to be exact, NephCure *the organization dedicated to fighting and searching for a cure for FSGS & Nephrotic Syndrome* is hosting a FUNDRAISING WALK IN LOS ANGELES! I have started a…

DATING THE CHRONICALLY ILL (PART 2)

Once I was out of college and starting my career I did feel close to ‘normal’ and most people I met had no idea what I’d been through, and that’s just how I liked it.   So… I dipped my toe into the dating world. Starting slow, I went on a few dates.   I…

DATING THE CHRONICALLY ILL (PART 1)

I don’t know a lot of people whose partners legitimately worry about them dying. Sure, in the abstract you think or talk about it.  In your vows you say ‘in sickness and in health’ assuming the health part will be dominant and hopefully the sick part will never happen…. Or if it does it will…

10 BEST THINGS ABOUT LIVING WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS (PART 2)

Putting together this list has actually been quite cathartic and forced me to take a moment and count my blessing.  It’s too easy to get bogged down mentally with all the negatives and hardships that come with living with CKD- chronic kidney disease. I hope this will inspire you take inventory of your life and…

10 BEST THINGS ABOUT LIVING WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS (PART 1)

Y’all know by now that I am always searching for the silver lining of living with a chronic illness.  I know that it’s easy to focus on the negative… because they are a TON of negatives.  But, if you take a minute and really look at your experiences you will see that you may be…

SUMMER LOVING

Where do I start… Well, let’s just say this has been one hell of a summer.  It has been over two months since my last post and a lot has happened since then. This has been a summer of: LOVE… LOSS… HEARTBREAK… SELF DISCOVERY… TEARS… LAUGHTER… JOY… …and finally, a renewed sense of purpose, self…

FINDING THE LIGHT

Depression. Anxiety. Suicide. These have all been in the news cycle recently due to the recent deaths of some major celebrities. We’re having a conversation about mental health. Finally! My only hope is that we continue this conversation. We shouldn’t have to have it shoved in our faces to see the problem. Depression is a…

THE BEAUTY OF BIRTHDAYS

It won’t surprise most of you when I say I LOVE BIRTHDAYS! Especially my own. As a child I always appreciated birthdays. Having divorced parents, I always got TWO celebrations, cakes, parties, gifts etc… You get the point. It was always awesome and I may have gotten a little spoiled by it over the years….

18 YEARS

My birthday is coming up. In a few short weeks I will be 36! Not quite sure how that happened so quickly… but here we are. As this day approaches I have been thinking about age, and all that comes with it. I know age is just a number… you are only as old as…