The day before Thanksgiving, the first rain of the season decided that going home early for the holiday would not be on my agenda. This rain was greasy from the campfire that recently ravaged Paradise, CA, and when a deer jumped in front of my vehicle, it aided in my inability to regain control of my tires. Instead of being comfy and home and plunging into a mug of spiked eggnog, I ended up plunging front-fender first into a tree. While this experience was far from being fun, I spent my Thanksgiving being grateful to be alive.
I have owned and operated my Etsy shop since 2015, and the experience has been vastly positive. However, there are a few things I wish I would've known from the get-go. Read on if you are interested in selling your products and need a couple of tips to get you started.
Growing up, my mom and I tended to move from place to place, depending on our financial needs of the moment. Being the shy (and slightly geeky) girl that I continue to be today, I often found difficulties in making friends. That is, until I took up residence in a big city in California. There, I met a half dozen of the kindest, funniest, most genuine people that I had ever had the pleasure of calling friends. For about a decade, we shared school lunches, crushes, secrets, and jobs. We embraced good times and helped each other through bad ones.
Was the world this sick when we were young?
The love of my life was diagnosed with epilepsy at just five-years-old. He became familiar with emergency protocol and nasty pills crushed up in vanilla pudding long before most children even know what a neurologist is. Our life as a couple began nearly six years ago, and since then I have learned a lot about the disorder and the factors surrounding it. Whether you are trying to connect with a friend reeling from a fresh diagnosis, have a child with epilepsy, or just want to get to know the condition a little better, there are plenty of resources here and all over the internet. Epilepsy—like many neurological disorders—is a condition with a huge spectrum of severities and symptoms, and not everyone will have the same experiences. That being said, below are 10 things that are nice to know while loving someone with epilepsy.