I hope you’ve had a lovely week. It’s so hard to believe that September is already upon us. Do you have anything eventful or exciting going on in your world? A huge tree collapsed outside my front door and its chirpy inhabitants have sadly moved on. I’ve been lonely lately, and thus spend a lot of time outside watching the little critters. Thankfully, Nibbles and his squirrel family are still around to keep me company.
My plan for the weekend: watch a few episodes of Meetkat Manor, sip on some adaptogen tea with almond milk, subdue the “busyness” urge, and give myself permission to simply be.
I’ll soon be visiting the Mayo “Cocci Clinic,” which exercises a multidisciplinary approach in response to poor treatment response and disease complications. My father-in-law, a retired doctor, is becoming very concerned with my condition, so we’re all crossing our fingers that the world-renowned hospital and research center can help.
- Quote I’m pondering: “Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.”
— Eckhart Tolle
- Visualizing life with autism. Beautiful, eye-opening, and absolutely touching.
- When will I be me? Why a sense of authenticity takes its time.
- How to answer the six most common job interview questions. A helpful secret: spend time preparing and practicing your responses ahead of time.
- For the beginning of school, second-grade teacher Aeriale Johnson had each of her students mix up a container of paint that matched their skin color so they could use it in paintings of themselves during the rest of the school year.
- Valley Fever Solutions has a Phase 2a-ready compound for Valley Fever, which will hopefully act as a fungicide. Recent developments suggest adequate funding for a pivotal trial in May 2019, which will be a godsend for me if my body remains non-responsive to existing treatment options.
- What I’m listening to: m’lover by Kishi Bashi. A long-time favorite artist, this guy works magic with a violin and Line 6 pedal. His songs never fail to make me smile.