Live & Learn {journal}

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So I have a jewelry box full of stuff I’ve collected over the years… 99% of it I don’t have the tags/packaging for anymore…

Now I’m allergic to nickel…

How exactly does one go about finding out which jewelry isn’t safe anymore?? 

There’s the nail polish trick- you can use clear nail polish to seal your jewelry, and keep it from touching your skin directly… Or I figured I’d just get rid of stuff that made me itch, and if it was something I liked- replace it with higher quality metals. Or switch out french wires for nickel free ones. 

I decided on Sunday to wear a pair of earrings I hadn’t worn in a while. My whole face broke out… That’s finally feeling a little better. But my ears are still sad… 

So, in closing… I don’t recommend this method. I recommend painting with nail polish, if you have a nail polish that’s safe for you. Or upgrading. 

Yes, all that would be better…

I Picked a Song Instead of a Word – Because For Me Music Can Paint A Bigger Picture Than Just Words Can {journal}

I liked this song the first time I heard it… 

The harmonies caught me originally… But it grew on me every time I heard it. And the lyrics, they tell a story I know…

I’m used to being told what I should do… Or shouldn’t do… Or what the norm is… Or what others expect of me… or how to do things the “normal” way…

But if getting sick taught me one thing… it’s that you HAVE to do what works for you. Sometimes there just isn’t enough willpower to go around when you run out of energy before the projects are done… Sometimes the house is a mess… Sometimes dinner is an after thought… 

You only get one life. Make time for you, for the things that make you happy and give you joy, that feed your soul and get your thru the hard times. 

So this year, I want to live more like that… To do my own thing more, without worrying if it will be okay with everyone else. To be okay with imperfection, and trade it for growth and development. To love life, and leave behind the parts I don’t love. 

Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil. ~ 1 Peter 3: 13 + 17

1 Year…?! {journal}

So apparently it’s been a year today since I posted my 3rd blog post here!

It’s been quite a year… I think back, and wow I feel so much better!

There’s still room for improvement, but in all journeys you must look both back to see how far you’ve come, and ahead to see where you are going…

Yes, it’s been a ton of hard work. Some stuff that didn’t work, some drugs I didn’t want to take, some things that only worked for a bit, so many changes in all areas of life… 

Good news is today, I take almost no medications! I’m happy with that, maybe this year I can get rid of that last one 😉 

This next year I am really hoping to be able to compile all this info and organize it so it could be useful to someone else! 

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