Quote of the Day — Help for Partners of Sex Addicts

This is why it came as such a shock: He was hiding secrets from you. Little secrets you never knew. Little secrets that grew and grew. Little secrets that became big lies. A web of deception that took over his life.

Quote of the Day — Help for Partners of Sex Addicts

Mystery Blog Award Nomination!

Im so excited to be nominated for the Mystery Blogger award! I want to thank Kaitlin, for nominating me! I really appreciate you for considering me! I love everything this award represents, and I am so thankful to be nominated! Please make sure you check out her blog here! I love reading her posts and you will too! Now, let’s get started!

*This award is “an award for amazing bloggers with indigenous posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much love and passion.”*

HERE ARE THE RULES:

• Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog

• Tell your readers three things about yourself

• Nominate bloggers you feel deserve the award

• Answer the questions from the person who nominated you

• Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny one

• Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog


3 THINGS ABOUT ME

  1. I just got a puppy and I’m in love with him! He’s a 4 month old golden retriever, and will one day become my service dog. He’s a very happy and lovable furbaby! I can’t wait to share my journey with him, to y’all!
  2. I am allergic to seriously everything! I am gluten free, dairy free, and soy free! Dont ever let me cook dinner for you, unless you like very healthy food!
  3. I love ice cream! I could seriously eat ice cream for every meal and never get tired of it!

QUESTIONS FROM KAITLIN:

  • Why did you decide to start your blog?
  • I started my blog because I became chronically ill. I got in a very very dark place, and I knew I could either let my illness take over me, or I could use my illnesses as a tool to help others. All I ever wanted to do was share my journey to help others in my situation, share tips, let them know they aren’t alone, and also spread love and positivity.
  • What is your favorite breakfast food?
  • Pancakes and syrup! Yum!
  • Who motivates you? Or is your inspiration?
  • My mom is my biggest inspiration. She is the strongest human I know, and I’m so lucky to have such a positive and inspirational woman to look up to.
  • Do you have a favorite book or movie?
  • My favorite movie of all time is Sweet Home Alabama, and my favorite book is Fault in our Stars!
  • If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? And why?
  • Australia! I have always wanted to go there! It looks absolutely beautiful, and I really want to see a kangaroo!
  • My questions for my nominees:

  • Who is one person in your life you look up to?
  • Do you like cookies or cake better?
  • What made you decide to start a blog?
  • If you were given 1 million dollars, how would you spend it?
  • What is one place you want to travel to?

My nominees

Thank you again for nominating me, Kaitlin! To my nominees, I cant wait to read your answers! I hope everyone has a fabulous day! Never give up, and always stay positive!♡

This post was first seen on lifewithanillness.com

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Pushing Through when your Chronic Illness is Pulling you Down

A chronic illness is life changing. It changes your life totally, and completely. It changes you. The pain you have to endure, and the constant pressure of knowing you are sick, you are different, and you have restrictions is heartbreaking. A chronic illness can really rock your world. The hard part is pushing through, when…

via Pushing Through when your Chronic Illness is Pulling you Down — Life with an Illness

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The Diagnosis- Poem

The moment you hear your diagnosis for the first time, your breath that you lost, is something you try to find. You finally figured out why you’ve been suffering for so long, you try not to react, you just strive to stay strong. Tears unwillingly welt up in your eyes, all you want is a…

via The Diagnosis- Poem Style — Life with an Illness

My 2 Year Anniversary of Being Chronically Ill

My journey officially began 2 years ago. Wow, it’s truly insane to think I’ve been chronically ill for that long. It’s strange to think after countless amounts of tests, Doctors appointments, and trials of treatment; I have been going through this for 2 years. I have experienced more in 2 years, than some people go…

via My 2 Year Anniversary of Being Chronically Ill — Life with an Illness

Having to Drive Out of State to a Clinic for Treatment

Having a chronic illness, or a rare illness can be stressful. Not every doctor has heard of all the different types of illnesses, let alone knows how to treat them. In most cases, for instance, in my case I have to drive out of state to a Clinic for treatment. Unfortunately, going to an out…

via Having to Drive Out of State to a Clinic for Treatment — Life with an Illness

Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

A hugeeeeee thank you to Tasha for nominating me for the mystery blogger award! My heart is so happy to be nominated! Please take a second to check out her blog! I always enjoy reading her inspiring and absolutely amazing posts, and you will too! Go and check out Tasha M.’s blog Painwarriorcode! Well, let’s…

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How a Chronic Illness Forces you to Grow up too Quickly

A chronic illness brings darkness to your life. It brings a cloud of sorrow over you, and everyone around you. A Chronic illness changes your life. You have to learn how to shift your life, to fit this troubling illness into your schedule. Here’s how a chronic illness forces you to grow up too early.…

via How a Chronic Illness Forces you to Grow up too Quickly — Life with an Illness

Inner Strength- Poem

Your world feels like it is crumbling at your feet, All you want to do is climb in bed forever, and hide under your sheet. You know you won’t ever give up, But you just pray and wish the pain will just let up. You have a little piece of light in your heart,that the…

via Your Inner Strength- Poem — Life with an Illness

Never Give Up

Life will always throw trials and tribulations your way. There are times where you just want to give up, and go back to bed. It’s a lot easier to just say I’m done, I can’t do this anymore. It takes a truly strong person to pick themselves up, and continue the fight. It takes a…

via Never Give Up — Life with an Illness

What’s in my Infusion Bag?

Infusions are used for several different illnesses.When your doctor tells you that, you will now be receiving infusions, it tends to make you feel very overwhelmed. There are also several different types of infusions. Infusions can also range in how long they will take. I had to get an IVIG infusion for lupus, and now…

via What’s in my Infusion Bag? — Life with an Illness

The Power of Staying Positive

With having a chronic illness you are constantly being thrown difficult trials. Having several chronic illnesses myself, its been the hardest thing I have ever been through. Even though I struggle, I always get asked how I stay so positive and how I have a great attitude through all of this. Everyone has their bad…

via The Power of Staying Positive — Life with an Illness

A Chronic Easter Poem

Bright colored eggs everywhere, Love and sunshine fills the air. Laughter and hugs are being exchanged, Kids sneak around switching the eggs, so the original hiding spot is being changed. You hope your chronic pain won’t ruin the day, But you hide the pain at your family gathering so you can stay. Hug your family…

via A Chronic Easter Poem — Life with an Illness

Thank You for 2,000 Followers!

Wow! I am speechless!♡ I just want to take this time to thank you. Thank you, for reading. Thank you, for your support. Thank you, for helping me spread awareness, and helping others. Two years ago, I got sick. After countless amounts of tests, doctors, trips to clinics, and hospital stays I still am fighting…

via Thank You for 2,000 Followers!! — Life with an Illness

An Open Letter to my Caregivers

To my caregivers, Having a chronic illness, a lot of people have vanished in my life, but you have never left my side. You have seen me through the good times and you haven’t left my side through the dark times. With all of the bad in my life, you bring the light back into…

via An Open Letter to my Caregivers — Life with an Illness

things that broke me – part 1

After some recent painful nights, I thought up the idea to create a series where I can release some of the things that continue to haunt me. I am trying to change myself, trying to be more positive, and change my way of thinking for the better. This is my way of cleansing myself and making way for beautiful change.

Let’s begin with one of the toughest ones.

I was in a relationship with someone for close to 4 years and he told me “I love you” out loud twice. There were times where I’d ask him to say it and he’d mumble it, but I rarely asked because it made me feel so pathetic even having to ask. The first time he said it on his own was when I tried to break up with him the first time (a month before actually ending it) and then the second time was right before I walked out the door for good.

His reasoning for not being able to say it was that his ex had “fucked with his mind for over a year”. At first, I understood that, but after we moved in together (after a year) and then more years stacked on to us being together, it felt more and more ridiculous and got more and more painful for me. I hate telling people about this whole thing because I still feel like an idiot. Who would put up with that?

I said it almost every day. Sometimes, I’d try to see how long I could go without saying it and I’d only last about 2 days. Why did I try not to say it? Because saying “I love you” to someone and NEVER getting an “I love you” back is so. fucking. painful. After a while, I felt embarrassed at myself each time I would say it.

Oh and we’re not talking about an agreed upon thing here. It’s not something that was ever okay with me and it was brought up many times. Some people have an understanding or whatever and that’s fine, but it’s not fine when it’s not agreed upon by both people.

Read the last 105 words here.

Valentine’s Day Wreath Suitable for the Chronically Ill

This wreath is the perfect holiday craft for anyone, but it is suitable for those with a chronic illness. A chronic illness brings joint pain and hand numbing, so it’s hard to find fun things to enjoy when you’re hurting. This is the perfect craft to complete that will give you a sense of accomplishment…

via Valentine’s Day Wreath Suitable for the Chronically Ill — Life with an Illness

A Chronic Christmas Poem

Through all of the dark times, Christmas brings a cheery light that shines. Remember the ones who held your hand when you needed it the most, On this holiday, give them a big hug and hold them very close. Even though you may be in a lot of pain, Remember to live in the moment […]

via A Chronic Christmas Poem — Life with an Illness

There’s a lot to be Thankful for in this World

I have some exciting news! I did a special guest post! Thank you Anindya for giving me the honor of being a guest on your blog! Please check out his blog! Here is the post I wrote on the website! via There’s a lot to be Thankful for in this World – Guest Post by […]

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