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Why I'm Putting College on the Back Burner

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Hi I'm Kayla, I am 21 years old, and I have dropped out of three different colleges.  Yup, you read that right. 3 separate colleges. I am a college dropout.

So how does a girl who had a cumulative 4.3 grade point average in high school become a thrice over college dropout?  Simply put, my body and mind failed me. Like, epically failed me.  If you're like me and you get tired reading and you can't read this whole thing, the main point of this post is this: I'm tired, I'm in pain, and college just isn't in the cards for me right now. I just don't have the mental or physical energy to handle it, and I'm done pushing myself past my limit and putting my health in danger for the sake of an education.  I need to be patient with myself, and allow myself to just exist as I am instead of straining myself to be more.  Took me almost 4 damn years to realize that school shouldn't be my number one goal, my health should.  For details into my college failures, loo…

Introducing Me

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Hi, I'm Kayla and I'm chronically ill.

Your line is: "Hiiii Kayla."

Alright now that we've gotten the monotonous Alcoholics Anonymous-style greeting out of the way let me tell you what the hell I'm doing.  I'm starting a blog (my self-righteous self is now going to pause for applause)..........

Alright here's the deal, I have a very specific goal for this blog and I'm going to use this first post to set the scene and tell you what you can expect from me.  I want to make this blog as accessible as possible.  Basically, I want people with chronic illness to actually be able to read the shit that I write.  To me, that means I need to keep everything short, sweet, and to the damn point because I know all too well that brain-fog gets the best of us and it's hard to read long paragraphs/essays/novels/you name it.

Focusing is really hard with chronic illness, so I'm going to make this blog easy to read.  I will split the more complicated subject …