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The Best End To My Trip!

I was buying a magazine and heard someone call at me. I’m short and was looking ahead. I look up and it was Oliver from the LYB retreat who I met in September 2021. He is from Colorado. I am from Oregon. We randomly see each other at the Palm Springs Airport. What an ending […]

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Travel Tattoos- A new thing for me!

When I travel I always take home a magnet for our fridge, a coffee cup for my husband and photos to get developed for my travel wall and a piece of artwork to hang on that wall top of I find something I like. I also get a Christmas ornament for our tree if I […]

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5 Years Ago..

5 years ago my dad picked me up from jail. My fiancé at the time was starting a new job so he surely wasn’t going to pick me up. My fiancé was newly sober and I had went to the beach house and got a DUI. Honestly I’m glad it happened. It was the wake […]

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The Reason I became A Organ Donor

16 years ago my friend Sophia left this world. She was a daughter, sister, aunt, partner, friend and more. Her death taught me so much and forever changed my life. One thing that truly changed because of this horrible day and loss was that I made sure to be an organ donor. Sophia was and […]

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Happy New Year!

2021 was definitely not what anyone expected, nor was 2020. 2022 here we are! The last 2 years have taught me SO much. The last three and a half years taught me so much more. What’s important. What’s not important. What deserves my energy and time, what does not. So many losses, so many gains. […]

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It finally is snowing good. Love where we live and it’s snowing in town too. We went to town and got to pull out a kid stuck in the ditch. It took two of us In diesels to pull out a diesel stuck. We did our good deed for the day.

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LYB Retreat

I was supposed to attend the Love Your Brain retreat over the 2 year anniversary of my TBI. But Covid canceled it. It has been rescheduled and I will be able to go this September to Portland Maine to attend! I am excited. I need to raise money for this organization as they do not […]

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Tomorrow’s The Day- Moab Stand Up Paddle Boarding Trip

A funny thing happened when I packed my duffel, the straps were not long enough to carry it and I was so annoyed. Come to find out thanks to my husband, he’s like Jess it’s meant to be worn like a backpack! I added pics because it’s hilarious and I blame 🧠 injury on that […]

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How I Find Purpose Through My Traumatic Brain Injury

I feel so lucky that I never got into nursing school. I feel so lucky I became a health educator. Yes it sucks I had a horrible accident that changed me and my life forever but I am still here and have found ways to keep doing things that were a big part of my […]

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Disabled, But I Can Do My Part

It’s extremely hard being disabled and unable to work in the field I used too, especially during Covid. But I am finding ways to still do my part, do health education and minimally because that’s all I can do, but it makes me still feel I have value and that I can so my part […]