Disclaimer: This is my personal account of my sexuality and my experiences being an asexual person. Your story and journey of being asexual may look different than mine, and that's totally fine! Your story is valid and beautiful.
Due to my fibromyalgia, the cold is no longer my friend. In fact, I hate being cold! Ned Stark can take his winter back and stick it up his butt! But I can continue my angry ranting about the extreme cold later on Twitter. Today, I'm going to give you some tips and tricks I use to stay warmer (or, at least, TRY and stay warm) in the winter months.
Disclaimer: this is my self-care routine. Feel free to try any of the things mentioned in this article if you feel you are able to do so and that it will help you. If you feel that any of these things may cause you pain or harm (or an allergic reaction), please don't do them! Thank you!
I remember, in high school, we were tasked with an assignment to write on the importance of electric cooperatives for a writing contest. The contest was, unsurprisingly, hosted by our local electric cooperatives (or electric company for those who don't know what that is) and the winner would get an all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., our nation's capital.
Living with chronic pain/illness makes daily life much more challenging. I have fibromyalgia (which means I hurt all over, and I’m tired all the time, and this really sucks), and have acquired—both before, and even more so after my diagnosis—things that help me function more like a human, and less like a bundle of burning nerves! Here are some of those things I have acquired, and some helpful tips to also help you become more human-like too.
My aunt is very aggravating. For the sake of privacy (not that I'm sure she will ever read this, but still), I'm going to call her "Becky." Everyone has a Becky in their life. As I go on to describe the defining features of a Becky, I'm sure you'll be to pick out which family member or friend is your Becky.