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Mid-July 2017

Hi y’all! Hope you are all enjoying your summer. So far, my MS symptoms haven’t been a problem, even though it’s been pretty hot here in STL. I’ve even gone on walks outside and not had problems! Praise the Lord!

I have been sleeping a lot on weekends though. Not sure if it’s MS fatigue or if I’m just not sleeping well during the week and am trying to catch up. I’m trying to wear my CPAP every night, which really helps. No, I haven’t been wearing it faithfully for a while, but I’m changing that! Slept a lot this weekend, mostly due to (I think) allergies, which lead to sinus pain, which leads to toothaches. Ibuprofen is my friend!

Earned an A in my last class! Now my GPA is 3.22 🙂 Taking 2 classes right now, a bit overwhelming. But I’ll make it. One class I’m retaking because I earned a D in it the first time. Some of the work I’ve already done, so that helps, but they changed a lot of the format.  Which actually makes it a little easier this time around.

Saw my PCP and GYNO recently. All pretty good, just focusing on losing weight, as usual. Which has been happening, just slowly. I’ve lost inches, but the scale isn’t moving too much. But some of my clothes are getting too big, so that’s a good thing! Still working out with the trainer and loving it! Anyway, we’re also watching my BP, it might be getting too low. Could that be causing some of the sleepiness? Maybe, I guess. My PCP also mentioned getting an ablation, which I’m not sure I’m quite ready for. I don’t plan on having kids, but that seems a little invasive. We’ll see, if things in that area don’t improve, it might be an option, I’ll have to talk with my GYNO. Nothing too scary, but probably a little TMI for here already!!

So, dad’s OK. Mom’s OK. Hard to watch your parents age though. Mom had a little scare the other day, but she’s good. Dad’s at home at least.

Work’s OK. Some days are super busy and drain my brain power. Still love my job, just a lot going on – a lot of hiring, which that’s my main area.

Ever mess up something in your life and think you’ll never get back to where you were? I know, kinda vague, bear with me. I know God is like a GPS, He has a destination set for us, and even if we take a wrong turn, He can still get us there. I’ve probably shared that before, not an original thought, but a comforting one. I just think I went down a path that I shouldn’t have and feel like I lost a lot of ground. Ground in my friendships, leadership, walk with God, reputation, etc. I’m feeling condemned, which isn’t from God and I know that. I just, I don’t know, wish things were different. I know He’s forgiven me because I’ve repented and all, but there’s still the regret and remorse. Guess maybe I’m mourning the mistakes I’ve made?

But that’s all in the past and I need to look forward. He has amazing things in store for me, and I want to follow hard after Him. Whatever and wherever that may entail. I’m excited for my future and His plans for me. I know that last paragraph might sound otherwise, I was just lamenting. Things are getting back on track and I’ll be OK.

Thanks for sticking with me through my (sometimes mis-)adventures!

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Early July 2015

Hi y’all. It’s been a little while since I’ve written, sorry. There’s a whole lot going on, yet not much at the same time. Know what I mean?

Things with Mike are wonderful as usual. We’ve been together 5 months already :). We’ve just been enjoying each others company and hanging out a lot. I cook sometimes and other times we go out to eat. We walk as often as possible to make up for that eating out, when possible. A lot of our walking is indoors (shopping) because neither of us likes or can stand the heat. Plus with all the rain we’ve been having, it’s been difficult to walk outside anyway.

School is just school. Haven’t been making the A’s I was in the beginning, but still doing pretty well. Still learning how to balance my time and set priorities. But that’s probably something I’ll be doing for the rest of my life, right?

Started using a CPAP last night. Kinda rough because the mask kept giving me trouble. The air pressure didn’t seem to bother me too much though. Hopefully tonight will go better. Everyone keeps telling me how great I’m going to feel after getting used to it, so that’s encouraging.

Trusting God to provide for the China trip. Fundraising is going kinda slow. The first payment is due the 17th and I have about 2/3 of it raised. Nerve wrecking, but He’s made a way all the other times. If it’s meant to happen, it’ll come in.

Go back a few posts if you’re interested in helping in the fundraising efforts. Or comment on the this post and I’ll get you more info.

I meet with a realtor friend of mine tomorrow to discuss selling my house. Going to be a grueling process, I think, but I still think it’s time. I’ve been shopping for apartments in Mike’s neck of the woods and I really like what I’m seeing. Anyone interested in a fixer-upper, 2-bedroom house??? 😉

Took the day off work just in case the CPAP kept me up all night. Probably didn’t need to, but I’ve got the time to use. Hoping to have a productive afternoon, so I should probably get off of here and get to work.

Talk to y’all soon!!