Waking Up Amy

New to blogging, not new to life

Having a chronic illness should not keep you from going on vacation. Every year, a group of my friends from high school takes a trip together. I usually tag along and bum a car ride from a friend that lives close to me. On one trip, she and I talked about how both of us […]

I was in the grocery store the other day and ran into a lady that I had worked with years ago in a medical office. We both exchanged pleasantries and then she asked, “What do you do now? Where are you working?” I don’t want to take the time to explain my various ailments, and […]

Suffering from a chronic illness is never what I’d call a “good time”, but it seems even less so during the summer months. While spending time outside can be fun, it can also cause problems and aggravate symptoms in some conditions. Being informed and prepared is the key to an enjoyable summer. Following these tips […]

Looking for date night ideas that don’t break the bank? No matter how long you and your partner have been together, date nights are important. Work, kids’ activities, and maintaining a household are a few of the things that keep people busy. Coupled with everyday stress and other responsibilities, it’s easy to overlook your own […]

Early spring days bring chirping birds, budding trees, and patches of daffodils dotting the lawns. Everything seems fresh and new, except my house. This time of year always makes me feel like I need to be cleaning something. The only problem I have with cleaning is my chronic illness. I make grand plans, and it […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through a link and purchase a product, I may get a small commission. In an earlier post, I admitted that I could not grow houseplants. I went through quite a few of them and was devastated that I couldn’t keep even one of them alive. Someone […]

*This post contains affiliate links. If you click through the link and purchase something via the website, I may get a small commission, at no extra cost to you.* Learning to read tarot can be a little overwhelming. Who’s Major Arcana? Why isn’t this Fool paying attention to his dog? What do these people have […]

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and purchase something, I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. I am a serial plant killer. I woke up one morning last spring and had the undeniable need to grow something. I began scouring Pinterest for easy-to-grow herbs and flowers. […]

A few days ago, I read an article that blew my mind. Where did I read this article? I can’t remember. However, I do remember after reading it I felt as if my whole life had been a lie. Just kidding, it wasn’t that dramatic. This article was explaining a neurological condition called Synesthesia. It […]