"I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king." Elizabeth I

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right and forget the ones who don’t. Remember, too, that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. No-one said it would be easy. They only said it would be worth it - and it is!

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I just found out my little brother graduated with a 2:1 in English!!!! I am literally bouncing in my seat happy! So proud of him. He is a bit of a spoonie himself with similar, albeit milder, symptoms to mine.

I’m also happy because I spent at least 15 hours proof reading his dissertation, going over it with a fine tooth comb and I was really hoping he would get a 2:1 because it was a very good essay. He analysed the American Dream in the 20th century and if it was achievable or brought happiness to anyone. He looked at three decades, the 20’s, 50’s and 80’s as reflected in Gatsby, Revolutionary Road, and American Psycho.

Anyway we’re all really proud. I think we are going to have takeaway and a party to celebrate the news.

My goal now is to try and get to his graduation in November. Its a very long ceremony and a little high pressure because he really wants me there, but I think it will be achievable. I just need my friends and family to keep taking me out and helping my rehab like they are now. Everyone has really stepped up lately and I’m thankful :)

So proud *tear*

levanna:

This is IT.


I was literally writing about this the other day and then this pic shows up on my dash. Message received universe!

levanna:

This is IT.

I was literally writing about this the other day and then this pic shows up on my dash. Message received universe!

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memyselfandibd:

This is the best depiction for Crohn’s I’ve seen.

memyselfandibd:

This is the best depiction for Crohn’s I’ve seen.

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Things that made today awesome:

1) I hit level 49 on FFXIV (NERD ALERT!) I am one level away from being able to join my guild in end game content so that actually makes me really happy because they are becoming really good friends.

2) I ate an entire roast dinner my mum made and it was delicious. Lots of veggies too and its settling really well tonight.

3) Mario Kart party tomorrow with friends! Might be meeting some new people too which will be cool.

4) An old friend got in touch with me who I haven’t spoken to in quite a while and we are going for a coffee nearby and then watching films at mine on Wednesday.

5) My other friend who lives in Kent is coming down and we are going to the park by my house with a couple of people to drink hooch, smoke weed and if the weather is nice sunbathe.

It is amazing what going into remission is doing for me. My Kent friend and I are even looking into me getting a passport so that if I keep going forward at this rate we can book flights to Jamaica to stay in her Dads apartment out there.

Travel has always been an issue for me due to my illness and anxiety but its something I’ve longed for most of my life. I always wanted to go somewhere tropical as well as see all the big cities of the world. I’m an architecture and museum geek but something about turquoise seas and white sand is calling to me. I figure life is too short and I don’t know what will happen so what’s the point in worrying anymore. I’ve always been responsible and its time I had fun :)

Its just really nice I can be social again. Thank you Mary Jane!

I don’t pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me. Love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person. Love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of. Love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.

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hadaes:

this is very important and needs more reblogs

hadaes:

this is very important and needs more reblogs

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Sometimes when I’m feeling lost I take out my bible and ask whoever is up there to send me a message. I let the book fall open and often it will contain exactly what I need to hear. 

My faith is not cut and dry Christian, I kind of think all religions are just the same water being drawn from different wells. I feel most comfortable with my Bible because its so familiar, but I am also a big fan of Buddhist philosophies so I cherry pick here and there from both. 

I really feel like the verses about grabbing what you can and not assuming something better will turn up applies to my situation in the sense that I want to be happy. Happy people are not necessarily those who are looking for something better all the time. Happy people appreciate what they have, not focussing and fixating on the few things they don’t. I know how to do that because of my illness and I realise I’m actually really blessed to have this ability. 

I also feel like whatever happens, happens is a good philosophy for me too. Buddhism has a similar philosophy. I cannot change what has happened to me. Knowing things are outside of my realm of control is often horrible, but in a sense it should be relaxing. If I cannot control the actions of another I can just let them go. I can do nothing but let it go so that is my choice and freedom.

My life is a runaway train and I can either panic and try to pump the breaks or I can stick my head out the window and get excited about where my next destination will be. I choose the latter :)

Sometimes when I’m feeling lost I take out my bible and ask whoever is up there to send me a message. I let the book fall open and often it will contain exactly what I need to hear.

My faith is not cut and dry Christian, I kind of think all religions are just the same water being drawn from different wells. I feel most comfortable with my Bible because its so familiar, but I am also a big fan of Buddhist philosophies so I cherry pick here and there from both.

I really feel like the verses about grabbing what you can and not assuming something better will turn up applies to my situation in the sense that I want to be happy. Happy people are not necessarily those who are looking for something better all the time. Happy people appreciate what they have, not focussing and fixating on the few things they don’t. I know how to do that because of my illness and I realise I’m actually really blessed to have this ability.

I also feel like whatever happens, happens is a good philosophy for me too. Buddhism has a similar philosophy. I cannot change what has happened to me. Knowing things are outside of my realm of control is often horrible, but in a sense it should be relaxing. If I cannot control the actions of another I can just let them go. I can do nothing but let it go so that is my choice and freedom.

My life is a runaway train and I can either panic and try to pump the breaks or I can stick my head out the window and get excited about where my next destination will be. I choose the latter :)

Why I want to be there for new sicklies…

Things only people with bowel conditions understand

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  • Getting just about comfortable on your stomach when oh god no
  • Being really in the zone and working on something when oh god no
  • Being out in a public place when oh god no

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