USA soccer game

I got to go the USA women’s soccer last weekend! It was great to see them play before they left for Rio. It was a really good feeling that I was felt well enough to not only watch the game, but I was able to ride in a car for a couple hours in order to get there. That is something I haven’t done in a couple years. I am continuing to get stronger, it is an amazing feeling. ❤







New Gifs!

Some gifs about chronic illness, and life…

When you are feeling better, and you try to get back into the world:


What I should say when someone asks me how I’m doing:


Making progress, but then…..


Trying to explain chronic pain to a healthy person:



Hi! I haven’t posted an update in a while, so I thought I would let you know how I have been doing. This summer I have been able to swim a lot, and I am using different muscles that haven’t been used in so long. The more activity I do the more muscle pain, and soreness I have, mostly a lot of neck pain, and that makes me feel fatigued quite a bit. I have ups and downs, but overall I have been doing well.

Tomorrow I am going to the US vs Costa Rica women’s soccer game, and I am now enrolled in college and I start fall semester, which is exciting!


My inner tubes for the pool!

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Love this new song! This video honors the athletes competing in the Olympics. ❤

I love the lyrics of this song. When I think back on some of worst days when I was sick I remember being so tired of just surviving. I hated the feeling of how hard it was to get through the days. Day by day I have gotten through it, and it is an amazing feeling.