Ain’t Nobody F*$%ing With My Clique

Ain’t Nobody F*$%ing With My Clique

March 8th was International Women’s Day. I wasn’t blogging then, so I didn’t have the opportunity to post about the dope-ass women in my life. So, this post is dedicated to them.

No matter what, every female should have that one woman in their life that they can be unapologetically themselves with. I’m lucky to have picked up a few friends along my journey in life who I can be that with. These women all have their own wonderful strengths about them. I see them doing their damn thing and it makes me happy to know that I get to call them framily.

Just in case y’all didn’t know:

Ain’t nobody f*cking with my clique, clique, clique, clique, clique
Ain’t nobody fresher than my muthaf*ckin’ clique, clique, clique, clique, clique
As I look around, they don’t do it like my clique, clique, clique, clique, clique

Now that we got that out of the way…

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Learning To Be Selfish

Sorry, I haven’t posted in almost a week. I’ve been really moving around a lot and dealing with a horrible flare-up*. Which leads me to…

I need to learn to be selfish. I like to think I’m a helpful person. When someone needs me, I very rarely say no. However, I need to start saying no more often because living with chronic pain, saying yes all the time can work against you.

This past weekend I went to a retirement party, baby shower/surprise proposal, the movies, and grocery shopping. Then Monday I went to work, did some cleaning around my place, and put away groceries. Yesterday, my body said enough was enough and I crashed when I got home from work. I “slept”** from 4pm until 5am.

Wow! 13 hours!?! Really? You must feel so refreshed and energized.

No. Not the slightest. After all of that, I still feel like I can take a nap while writing this. Continue reading “Learning To Be Selfish”

To my family and friends,

To my family and friends,
During the course of creating this blog, I sent the link to a few of you to get a feel for what you thought about it. I didn’t think about that most of you really didn’t know the extent of my pain. Many knew of my back pain but, I really kept most of the rest to myself. While you’re reading this, please don’t feel sorry for me because I don’t feel sorry for myself. Now that I know what’s been causing me pain over the years I can share my story to help people understand better. I hope this will help you understand why I’m always tired, cancel plans at the last minute, or have trouble remembering things. I hope you follow me on my journey of no longer just existing with chronic pain, but actually living with it. I will have my ups and downs but, I won’t let it keep me down for long. I also hope you share my story with everyone you know. Tell them about my blog. The more people know about chronic and invisible illnesses, the more comfortable we will be with being open about our everyday struggles.
So sit back, soak in some knowledge, and have a laugh or two (because if you know me, you know there will be some laughter 😜).