Writing

Which is really just a fancy way of saying it's my blog.

Behold: words!

  1. How I make work work with chronic illness

    It goes without saying that living with chronic illness is hard. Despite my symptoms, I work full-time. Over the years, I've picked up some tips for making work work while chronically ill.

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  2. "That'll never happen to me"

    That thing when you see something awful and you're like, "That's really awful and it'll never happen to me." And then it does.

    🤷🏻

  3. How to be there for me, your chronically ill friend

    There's no manual for how to care for your friend when they get sick(er). Yes, there are a lot of words written and work done about the chronically ill and disabled experience, but no two sick people are the same. The ways we prefer care are unique.

    Here are 8 basics

  4. Reflecting on 2019

    In which I attempt to write about 2019—the worst year of my life thus far—and begin to mourn my losses.

    I've lost so much

  5. The pursuit of health is a scam.

    After years of therapy alongside my worsening health, I'm finally beginning to have some acceptance for my situation. With that acceptance (and my lived experiences) has come a fairly hot take.

    Said hot take

  6. "I can't help you"

    "There's nothing I can do," he says and it's not like I don't already know that. It's not like I haven't spent hours reading the same words on the same sites over and over again, repeatedly coming to the same conclusion.

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  7. Lessons learned in a year at an early-stage startup

    Some things I learned in my year at an early-stage startup (employee number 10!), including how you probably know more than you give yourself credit for, it's OK to not know everything, and you don't have to spend all your time working to get work done.

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  8. Micro-habits are the new resolutions

    Making small incremental changes has helped me make my life better.

    Here's how

  9. 2018, it's been real

    A reflection on 2018—an overall garbage year with some positives.

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