LOL. a ridiculous post brought to you by my inappropriate-moment-of-the-day.

I cannot. stop. laughing. and this probably isn’t even funny at all and I’m only laughing (still) cause of the wine……….

this is what happened: I just answered my front door looking like THIS:

take-me

to a tall dark and handsome french man. wearing a shirt that says ‘TAKE ME’ and a pair of BOOTY SHORTS. with a wine in hand, of course.

GOOD HEAVENS. LOL. {insert monkey-with-hands-over-eyes-face-here}

and at that moment  I had only had ONE glass of wine. so not sure I can even blame this embarrassment on that. actually, I’m really not that embarrassed. maybe more like entertained by the ‘jenna-ness’ I guess. typical me…

who answers the door looking like that? how it didn’t occur to me to look in the MIRROR I’m standing in front of, that is right next to the front door. lol lol lol. my hair looks the SAME WAY it did on my last post for crying out loud.

AND on top of that, the first thing that came out of my mouth was (he had a little munchkin with him): ‘ I wasn’t gonna open the door but I saw you’re cute lil’ girl.’

Can you say, CREEP?!! what I meant was (and in hindsight I should have explained to him) was that I don’t ever answer the door to strangers. (cause if he was a man by himself, he couldaa been a killa)

an.y.waaay….

the #handsomefella, turns out, is my neighbour a couple doors down. (#142 in case my boyfriend ever breaks up with me lol!! (just kidding babe)) and he was coming to tell me that my garage door was OPEN. geeze louise jenna. get your shit together.

so. thank the good good Lord for him! cause I most definitely would have gone to bed with it open. thank you thank you THANK YOU. (I am forever grateful for people that take the time to do the simple (yet big) acts of kindness)

and this ‘Take Me’ shirt… I’ve never worn before. so of course the one day I decide to throw it on…lol..

it’s been in my drawer for probably half a year, thanks to my boyfriend ;-) ….not a good shirt to give your girlfriend when you’re not around haha (he lives in Arizona)

lol. The shirt isn’t bad. but the overly-friendly/crazy-drinking-wine-lady ‘complimented’ by the booty shorts and wine in hand just puts it over the top for me in this situation. (I think he thought I was nuts). but I am grateful for the laugh.

AND. the only reason I was wearing these damn short shorts in the first place is because all my summer clothes have been packed away! these are my sleeeping shorts. we had a BEAUTIFUL fall day today and I was doing some work outside and I got hot :)

cleaning-my-patio

 

so I guess the one good thing about this post is i’m showing my commitment to blogging.

I really am sticking around this time.

wink + a smile,

-me

 

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Healing is about creating change I choose.

Today/right NOW(!) marks the first Monday morning of 51 more to come (!!!!), where I get to decide how to fill my time for the week. and that time, I am certain, will be filled with more meaningful, fulfilling moments + HEALING. which means waaaay less stress, personal + professional growth, more dedication to this blog + did I say HEALING? being well well WELL. ‘doing my shake-my-booty-happy-dance.’

and knowing this all makes my cup of coffee taste that much better!!!

coffee-monster

messy hair don’t care :P  Continue reading “Healing is about creating change I choose.”

today marks ONE FULL YEAR that I’ve been in remission. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

never in my #colitislife have I achieved that milestone. never before have I gone one full bleepin’ YEAR.

Holy POOOOP.

this calls for a dance party. and a glass of wine! ha. just kidding. better not push the envelope. I did have a whole bottle of wine and lots of cheese this past Saturday. insert monkey holding hands over eyes face here. i’m caught in an eating-my-feelings vicious circle. or it’s more like a tornado. Continue reading “today marks ONE FULL YEAR that I’ve been in remission. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)”

Happy New Year and no new flare!

Happy 2018 peeps. I am already so thankful to this new year. It hasn’t brought me a flare. nor an unexpected guest IN TO MY BED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.  about this time last year, life was a big fat WTF!!! [read all about it]

but aside from that crappy January, looking back at 2017… it was a super great year. this is what happened:

Continue reading “Happy New Year and no new flare!”

I hate colonoscopy day.

this is the story of my last colonoscopy. June 3 2016. [I have another one coming up this Wednesday. insert crying like a baby face here.]

so, May 31 was my first official day in remission as there was no blood in my stool that morning. (blood is the last symptom to take a hike when I go back in to remission.)

then the eve of June 2 I am chugalugging 4 LITRES of liquid drugs aka poison toxic overload. (this is one kind of prep that is required before a colonoscopy, to clean oneself out) all the while wondering what it was doing to my recently healed, ever so delicate, intestinal lining…. Continue reading “I hate colonoscopy day.”

going for it. i’m gonna start a blog?

okay, this is me. Jenna.

and this is my first blog post. well kind of. not completely true because I did attempt to write one with just believe World  and mymomissingle.com and then I learned that blogs are hard. because they take a lot of time and work. and you need to write some good ass shit.

So this is technically my first blog post I guess, here, on this site, and it could potentially be my last! and here’s why…

because of Kate. she’s my cousin. my friend. my mini me || my baby sister. (the sister I never had) and without her, this (blog) won’t happen. because she has to do it with me. cause she’s super and fearless. because I can’t do it without her. because we are a lot alike and we can fuel each other. support and motivate. because two is always better than one (something I only learned in the last year. hard to believe, yes.) Kate is an incredible person and she has a lot to offer. and we all love her. She’s beautiful, tough, smart, funny + more. a lot more.

so perhaps the next important tidbit: she really has no clue about this site!  I just whipped it up thinking that if I already had the site created and named after her, that it would make it harder for her to turn me down. clever, I know ;-)

and now you ask, well why the blog in the first place? well. aside from the obvious reason, (cause we do fun and happy really really well together) here’s a big part of my why, peeps:

In the 28 years of my pretty darn awesome life, I’ve learned so much. and even more in this last year and a half, i’ve learned a lot about myself and life. >>> life lessons about myself and others, our expectations and perspectives. I’ve learned about my health (in a huge way), about doing heartache and happiness at the same time, about vulnerability. I’ve learned about my failures, but more about my strengths. In the last 7 days I’ve been placed in four or five different powerful, meaningful, moments of inspiration and affirmation. I feel like these moments are PUSHING me. they are my sign. For those of you who know me (probably the only people reading this) you know that I’m a fairly passionate person and I have so many ideas always brewing and goals and big big VISONS. and I believe I am on the perfect path to achieve it all – whatever I set my heart out to do. and this blog could be part of my journey to get there.

Last Friday I was indulging in some red red wine – organic, of course- with two of my girlfriends/famfriends/besties and we got to talking about a very important topic near and dear to my entire being. and then wam-bam-crazy-ma’am, out comes that passionate heated person that you all know. (jenna/me).  we were having this discussion (or maybe I was more like preaching) about stupid medicine and powerful foods and *positivity* and healing and how I’ve been fighting this disease for 11 years now and have gained SO much insight and knowledge. and now have the tools to be WELL ||side note: When I start talking about something I care about and believe in deep down to my core, I get dramatic and loud and crazy. ((crazy in a fun way))|| I was very convincing to these two ladies that I did for sure know what I was talking about. and was for sure passionate about it. so naturally, they wondered if maybe I should consider a career change in that direction? but I’m perfectly happy with what I do now and I don’t have a desire to be in the healthcare industry. but. so what. that doesn’t mean I still won’t be able to share what I know. so then maybe that’s why I started thinking of this blog. (only yesterday morning while I was brushing my teeth, btw. so when I said, ‘whipped together’…) Anyway it’s been weighing on me for a while now- to know that from my experiences and trials+errors that I hold some powerful (possibly life-changing) information that could help and save others fighting the exact same battle. I know the pain. the exhaustion. the hopelessness. the hospital beds and morphine, the steroids, the fear.  for me it has been a blessing in disguise and I thank God for the hand I was dealt. but for some, they are still living that way. and that breaks my heart.

and all of this also really scares me. in order to help, I will have to put myself out there and talk about something that, for the most part, has been a fairly personal and private ‘issue’ matter in my life.

Anyway. that is an important piece to my why for this blog >  I want to help those who don’t know what they don’t know. I want to inspire people to live a great story, despite the battle they are fighting. and remember, my loves: for anything that has challenged you in life.. You’re not struggling or suffering through it. You’re fighting through it. and you’re kicking it’s ass. with that perspective, that mindset alone, you’re half way there (at ass-kicking).

Kate has fought some good battles herself and her strength is inspiring.

This blog could also be an outlet for us to share all things worth sharing. If only to make you laugh or smile. that will be worth it. sharing our creativity, business ideas, a way to connect with people. and of course it is DEFinitely for all things fun and silly. and crazy. (crazy in a fun way.)

…a place for us to inspire or to be inspired.

Who knows. At this point I am not certain where this blog will go but I do believe it has the potential to make an impact and that it will organically unfold to what it’s meant to be.

that is if Kate is with me! Please do me/us a favour and like this post if you don’t want it to be the last ;-).  Visit the ‘say hi’ page if you’d like to send us a quick email.

So, Kate. will you be my blogmate?

– love me (jenna)

click here for kate’s reply

update: the post where I share my story about ‘this disease’ : my ‘coming out’ post. ulcerative colitis.