Review: “Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft”

A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories. Read all about witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era.

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Breathing and Spring Cleaning

If you follow me on Instagram, you might've seen that I did some spring cleaning last weekend. Bulk week started on Easter, so my dad and I agreed it was the perfect time to get rid of the furniture I've been staring at 24/7 for over a decade of my life. Can you tell I was all but begging for a change of scenery?

How I Became a Freelance Proofreader (& Why You Can, Too!)

I was under the assumption that you had to be an editor to do this kind of work, but that's not the case. Though I'm sure editors catch and fix mistakes with punctuation and formatting when they can, proofreaders come in at the end of the project to clean up anything that might have been missed. Then I thought, "Well, you probably need a degree." We all know that I did not go to college. So, that's it, then. Right? Wrong.

Versatile Blogger Award

I've been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much for nominating me, Mackenzie! Mackenzie, from Life with an Illness, is a fellow spoonie. I particularly enjoy her Midweek Motivation series and I think y'all will agree with me, so go check her blog out!

Is This How Able People Feel Every Day?

If you were a reader of Chronically Dannie around this time last year, you might remember that spring is my favourite season in regards to my health. The arthritis bit with the rain can be a killer, but Chronic Fatigue Syndrome gives me a much needed break. I forgot what it was like to wake up feeling rested. I feel human again! And I'm able to get so much done...

The Blissful Art of Not Caring

This time, this round of specialists, this past year... I care. More than I ever have before. Since transitioning from pediatric to adult doctors, I've had to reclaim some of my independence. I'm the one filling out paperwork and signing consent forms. I'm the one making decisions about which treatments to pursue and what medications I do or don't want to try. The stakes seem higher now. It's really friggin' terrifying.

I Swear I’m Not Contagious

I get "normal people sick" easily. Since I'm housebound for other chronic illness reasons, I'm not exposed to as many germs as I would be had I been in a crowded public place, such as a restaurant or shopping mall. When I do leave my house, I take my Vogmask with me, which helps filter out the germs that I would've been breathing in.