I've been wanting to write this for ages, but when I sit down something comes up (or over) or I manage to convince myself other things need to be done first. It's a little scary because a mention in the sidebar, tagged posts and references in my writing don't tell exactly what narcolepsy is or … Continue reading A dedicated post to explain narcolepsy
Heyyo, fair warning if you come here for the horse stuff - there are zero mentions of equines in this post. They'll be back though! :) The first weekend in October I went down to Indianapolis for the annual Narcolepsy Network Conference. Narcolepsy Network is this cool nonprofit organization founded in 1986 that educates, connects, … Continue reading Narcolepsy Network Conference
So, my riding lessons have been going really well. Work's been rolling right along, and the advocacy program I participated in from June/July has turned into this amazing community connecting me to other people with narcolepsy, who also happen to be pretty damn awesome aside from (because of? in spite of?) the diagnosis we share. … Continue reading Slight reality check
I've never gotten to participate in the storied torture/tradition of No Stirrup November in my years of riding, so if being excited about it after my first lesson makes me crazy, I'll gladly hold that title. After fretting over the microsleep at the show on Sunday, I had a great ride on Wednesday with M … Continue reading No stirrups, no fears
I know there are several very real and pretty complicated barriers to overcome if I want to accomplish my 'dreams.' Just as many, if not more, are perceived rather than real boundaries and I've certainly let fear of failure and "how-it-should-go" stall me. And, I obviously can get stuck in a pity party.There's also the … Continue reading What if it were enough?
I wrote 620 words over the past, oh... five days before I took a look at my recent blabberings and realized I was repeating myself once again. More of the self-comparisons between real and typed life, more explicit confessions of not knowing why I'm doing this, being a constant over-thinker and over-achiever, not being happy … Continue reading Oh yea, I took a trip last weekend
That is the question. I have my certification and can include CTRS behind my name, but that's about the extent of it. I haven't mentioned anything about RT here in this space since January (when I was enthusiastically trying to make an RT blog) because I'm not currently working as a therapist or providing services … Continue reading To rec therapy or to not rec therapy…
Another piece of 'art' courtesy of yours truly. Let's set the stage. I've currently got a whole lot of student debt for someone only able to work part-time. Had I got into nursing school my freshman year of college, or applied to OT school after my junior year (and made it in, and graduated, and … Continue reading This Twisted Web
Honestly, the lion has nothing to do with the title. Beyond the fact that I hate searching out stock photos just to get some clicks, but I also intensely desire having a visual of some sort (if it's my own). Thus, a lion drawing, sketched from a picture... I did not take. Silent nearly 6 … Continue reading All in Good Time
The medication that's taken 6 months of discipline and lifestyle changes to get me to where I've been, suddenly isn't available.