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Christmas Break

Every once in a while I give myself a self-imposed blog break, and that time has come around once again. I love writing and I love this blog, but it is like a job sometimes and it does require effort (especially editing), thought, and energy. The holidays are almost here, my husband and I are going away this weekend, and I have some issues I am trying to deal with which make it necessary to slow down and not put so much pressure on myself.


Granted, my writing frequency is not every day, but when things get hectic like this, it is one more thing on my plate. I also will have a break from my school nurse job for almost two weeks, with minimal medical appointments, and I am going to use that time to get some things in order in my life and just spend some time taking care of myself and enjoying friends and family.


So, I wish you all a wonderful holiday season. I hope that this season brings you some joy, love, and laughter. I may be back after Christmas, or maybe even after New Year's…

Accepting Sjögren's

I wasn't planning on doing any writing today but to be honest, I need to write. Actually, there are many times that I need to write. I cannot even tell you how many times I come to this blog to write about how I am feeling regarding living with this illness and instead of blogging, I close down my computer and walk away.


Why?

Because I feel like I don't have anything positive to say.


And it has come to my attention lately that this is probably not the healthiest way to deal with the psychological impact of having a chronic illness. Of course, I already knew that fact, but I never seemed to think that it applied to me. I thought that the best way for me to get through day after day with this heavy burden that is called Sjögren's syndrome, was to stay upbeat and positive.


Put on a smile.
Be grateful for what you have.
Make the best out of a lousy situation.
Hell, write a book about it even!


And you know what? I DO believe that keeping a positive attitude is a key element to…