I’m having a pretty great day…I’m not saying that to brag I just feel good today and when I feel good it makes the days pretty awesome. Yesterday sucked. I was not ok for most of the day but as this quote states that’s ok because I refuse to give up. Of course when the pain is really bad I would love to go back to taking medicine to manage it but that led me to sickness and hating myself. Today is a good day and I treasure it because it is a good day. It is gloomy outside and did nothing too exciting but all that matters to me are the little things: I got to run this morning, I received an amazing text from my best friend telling me how proud she was that I started this (people sometimes underestimate how much motivation and compliments can do for a person but my best friend does not let me down!) I didn’t freak out when my daughter was playing in the toilet: instead we took a walk to the library and checked out some books. I was able to sit on a park bench and read for twenty minutes while she napped. I’m excited to make my husband’s favorite dinner because I love to make him happy. So many simple things people take for granted. Because of chronic pain I have learned to not take much for granted. Some days I am not ok but I will not give up. I have a lot more dreams to accomplish, babies to make, and hopefully help people out there suffering from this invisible illness. If anyone ever has any questions, ask away. As embarrassing and difficult as some of this has been hard to share I will not stop and will continue to be brutally honest even if I shock the people closest to me.