I tried not to make this whiney, but I’m warning you ahead of time, it might sound like it:
In late-January of 2012, I began experiencing headaches and migraines far, far more frequently, until they just blended into one migraine with differing levels of intensity. And somewhere around December of 2012 to January of 2013, I was diagnosed with a transformed migraine, which is a chronic daily migraine. This means that I have a migraine of varying degrees of pain at every second of the day. My most common symptoms are pain in my head, light sensitivity, and weariness from dealing with the pain. When it gets particularly bad, however, I become nauseous and must sleep, just like for a regular migraine. Last I spoke with a neurologist, there was no cure. Only pain management.
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Hey there! How’s your life going? How about just today? Right now?
Is it well? Not-so-well? Terrible?
No matter your answer, I can promise you that you are not an accident. And, I can promise you that your life isn’t an accident. Even if you’ve had a lot of junk in your life, your life itself is not an accident.
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Writers don’t accidentally stick extra characters into their story. It’s literally not possible to do that. Sure, they might decide later on that they didn’t need some characters, or maybe they meant to delete a character and forgot to do that. But a writer doesn’t look back and go, “Wait, I never wrote that.” I mean, I suppose you could find a situation where someone snuck in and entered a random character into a writer’s piece right before it went to print, but then we’re talking about someone other than the writer doing that anyway (and that’s kind of weird).
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