Hey.

It’s been at least a year or so since I last wrote a blog. It’s not like I haven’t wanted to. I’ve always had every intention on being a content expert on something and sharing blogs about that topic.

And then I thought I had eye cancer. Then I got a cold sore in my eye from stress (yeah, they’re a thing and it was the most painful thing I’ve experienced to date).

We moved. Bought a duplex actually… next to my parents… which needed a lot of work to pass inspection then needed a lot of work to move in. Once we moved in, we had even more work. I had a few other miscellaneous random illnesses. My grandma had knee surgery then at her rehab facility, they were irresponsible and dropped her, which led to an unfortunate series of set backs that eventually led to her passing just before Christmas. I had the honor of writing her obituary.

And then my husband kicked off the new year with a seizure. 

Through the struggles, there was good. I had an opportunity to get my dream job… and I got it. It is though all the work I put in throughout the years to achieve my goals finally paid off. It was beyond worth it.

So here I am. I don’t know if I’ll stick to a topic, anymore. I just might stay true to how I’ve always been… mixing things up.

This Fourth.

It’s 11:11 a.m. on the Fourth of July. I’m still in bed, relaxing in my pajamas. I can’t remember the last time I was able to just sit in bed and mindlessly peruse through social media, watch TV and do nothing.

Usually on the Fourth my husband and I enjoy our city. We’ll walk around, check out fun things going on, and end the evening watching the fireworks. There’s a radio station you tune into here in our city that plays synchronized music to the show.

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Podcast Favs: Today Explained

I discovered Vox’s Today Explained podcast a few months ago and it’s one I never miss on a daily basis. In one show, usually about 20 minutes in length, they break down a piece of recent, relevant news to help you understand it. Just one subject matter so you really can explore the topic in-depth.

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Easing TMJ Tension Headaches

I get tension in my temples on a daily basis because of TMD and get really annoying headaches. It also causes ringing in my ears, which I think at this point is just going to be normal for me. But at least I’ve learned a few ways to ease the tension. If you suffer from the same symptoms, here are some tips for you to try. Everyone is different, so ultimately, you’ll need to find what works best for you.

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