Feel Good Fridays

men playing tug of war with a thick rope

Friday! Already!?!  This week flew by!  Busy, busy, busy…

I love today’s quote and wanted to share it with you.

“Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that’s why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that’s why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living.” 
― Alysha Speer

If you’re in the middle of some…crap…hold on.  Endure.  Push through.  You’ll come out the other side, eventually.  And when you do, look back and know that you possessed some incredible strength.  And still do.

I hope you have a beautiful weekend. ❤

Blogs I’ve updated this week:

Endometriosis on your Skin : an abstract about a 25-year-old woman who developed Endometriosis in her belly button.

Totally Not Endo-Related

Desert View Tower in San Diego County, California

Good morning!

WordPress allows me to upload videos to my site, so I thought I’d give it a try with a very, very important video.  Well, important to me. ❤

On April 1, 2017, my husband and I pulled off a fantastic April Fool’s Day event.  We got married…again!  🙂  James and I were formally wed on June 8, 2016, in a small ceremony at our local County Registrar’s office.  My mum, brother-in-law, and his lovely wife attended.  And we kept it a secret from *most* of our friends and family.

On April 1st, we had our ceremony at the Desert View Tower in Jacumba Hot Springs, California, with our friends and family.  The Tower is one of our favorite places to visit, not only for the beautiful views, but for the history, the pups, and the beautiful people who live there.  The desert, a Dune-themed ceremony, tacos, cupcakes, dancing, and camping.  It was perfect.

We didn’t exchange rings during our ceremony.  Instead, we offered rings to each of our guests, as a pledge of our love and loyalty to each of them.  I still get warm and fuzzy when we hang out with friends who are still wearing their rings.  ❤  We made our big “April Fool’s” announcement after our ceremony and dinner. 🙂  And I’m so glad we opted to keep it a surprise.

Celebrating our union with friends and family in our own wonderful way.  Such an incredible memory.

I am so grateful.  And we are both so loved.

Our 3-minute video:

Video by Compass Media Productions

Photographs by Lynn Fernandez

Feel Good Fridays!

Girl looking over the edge of a cliff

It’s FRIDAY!  I hope you’ve all had a good week.

Today’s quote is about bravery.  This week has been full of EndoSisters speaking up, sharing their stories, encouraging others, or even just answering some questions that may be considered too personal.  And for that, I commend you. ❤

“There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.

But sometimes it doesn’t.

Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life. 

That is the sort of bravery I must have now.” 
― Veronica RothAllegiant

May you continue to have a good week, a wonderful weekend, and peaceful sleep in between.

Free Endometriosis Webinar: Dr. Justin Lin

Event flyer for Dr. Lin's "the secrets to redefining endometriosis" event

Our good friends at the Endometriosis Family Support Group in Riverside at doing it again! July 19, 2017, they’re offering a free online webinar by Dr. Justin Lin entitled “Fearing Endometriosis and Your Function.”

If you’d like to log on and attend, please email Megan or follow register online.  Registration is free, but required.

A huge thank you to Megan and the Endometriosis Family Support Group for all that they do!