I wanted to take a quick moment to introduce myself. I hope that you will get to know my be reading my posts. But I figured it couldn’t hurt to give you a bit of information before you start.
HI! My name is Chrissy, I live in Columbus, OH, and I’m 36. I include this information so you know where I am coming from when I am writing. I’ve had certain life experiences that are directly connected to my location and age.
Other important information I think you should know is that I am married to an amazing and supportive man named Ryan. We have chose to be child free. We have an awesome cat who is sometimes a dick. We also have a snake named Scarlet, and Ryan keeps a spider named Fluffy in his office.
I like to be crafty, and I do a lot of crafts! Ryan and I enjoy craft beer and home brewing. My favorite things to watch on Netflix are crime procedurals, but I also like science fiction. I mostly read nonfiction, but I do like to immerse myself in a fictional world from time to time.
Lastly, I live with a list of chronic illnesses. I have an intractable migraine, which means my head always hurts, some days are worse than others, and sometimes it does go away, but so far it has always come back. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 10 years ago and believe I have lived with it my whole life because of particular experiences I had as a child. I also struggle with depression and anxiety.
I am very interested in self care, taking care of ourselves as we go about our daily lives. This is one of the reasons I started this blog. Other reasons are to share information about living with chronic illness, as well as treatments and techniques that I have benefitted from . I also wanted to foster community among my readers and their caregivers.
Some information in this blog will be specifically geared toward the chronically ill. But I also think that an average healthy person can benefit from my experiences and learn something new.