{Keep It Together} Life Updates: The Good and the Bad

Posted January 20, 2022 by shooting in Personal, Planning / 20 Comments

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Life Updates: Good and Bad

I was planning on showing off more of my 2022 planner, but that will probably have to wait until next month when I have more time to decorate and all that fun jazz.

Today, I thought I’d update you all on some of what’s been happening off the blog with me. You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much – or even commenting on other blogs as much – and the reason being is that I’ve been sick since the week of Christmas. I had what I kept thinking was some sort of sinus infection, based on the symptoms, and I was tested for Covid twice and it was always negative.

I was on various antibiotics, using things that would help with allergies, and while it got better here and there, it never went away. And then it started getting bad again, so I went to an ENT this week.

It turns out I have MRSA/Staph Infection in my nose. I guess it’s pretty resistant to most antibiotics, so I’m on a new medicine and I also have to put this ointment up my nose a few times a day. LOL I’m still not feeling wonderful because I just started doing this new regime, if you will, but I really hope that it won’t take long to see some improvements. It’s been pretty miserable. Over the holidays, I barely even read because it was hard to concentrate.

ON A HAPPIER NOTE– I got a new job! It’s full time and it’s still in higher education, but I’ll no longer be working in the library. This will be a really big adjustment for me, since it’s not library related, but I’ve done similar work at my past job. I’m hoping I’ll get used to things quick and enjoy it and the people. I’m happy to still be in higher education, though. And again, it’s full time! Finally!!

I start on Monday, and *fingers crossed* I’m starting to feel somewhat better. I’ll have to wear a mask all day, every day, and normally that would be fine, but with my not feeling well – it’s kind of rough sometimes with the breathing, etc. I guess we shall see. I go back to the ENT in two weeks as well to see how things are going!

But those are my two biggest pieces of news, as well as why I’ve been offline a bit more.

However, as a reminder, February is going to be a lot of Harry Potter fun. I’d love for you to do HP related posts and share them with us, and if you are posting on Instagram or TikTok, use the hashtag: #FebruHARRY2022

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I’m definitely excited! I’ll be trying to schedule as much as I can ahead of time because of the new job, but be prepared for less posts from me starting in March. My schedule will look really different, so it might be hard to post on a regular basis. I’m going to still try and schedule things though, to make it a bit easier, and so I don’t completely disappear!

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20 responses to “{Keep It Together} Life Updates: The Good and the Bad

  1. Oh no, Lauren. I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been feeling badly. I’m glad they finally figured out what it is though and hope the new meds will have you feeling better soon. Congrats on the job though. Such an exciting note to start the year on. 🙂

  2. Lauren, I am so sorry to hear you’ve been so sick! That sounds terrible. Hopefully you’ll keep gaining renewed health day by day. Congratulations on your new full time job! I can’t wait to hear more about this and I’ll be praying for you as you begin and have to wear a mask all day. I have asthma, so I get the struggle with them. Keep us posted and take care!

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  3. How did I not know that you worked at a library??? lol

    That’s horrible about you feeling sick for so long. And it’s so hard to know what is going these days. I’m glad you were able to get into an ENT and get on the right meds.

    Good luck to feeling better and your new job!

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

  4. MRSA/Staph is no fun! I had it on my wrist, and on the my side where my bra strap lays. I totally feel your pain, girl! Keep up with the meds and it’ll be all over soon. Feel better! Also, congrats on the new job, that’s so exciting!!!

    I am planning a few FebruHarry2022 things on my blog/Instagram, but I too have also been slacking on all my social media outlets (with no good reason lol)

  5. Oh no! You poor thing! While I’m sure it’s nice to know what you actually have and can try to take care of it, it’s no fun I’m sure. Yeah, my allergies popped up for a while because of the warmer days we had, and so wearing a mask then was more pressure on my nose, causing it to run. Not to mention the vertigo I’ve had the past few weeks isn’t helped by wearing the mask all day at work. I’m just thankful to have an office and be able to go in and take breaks throughout the day.
    Congrats on the new job! Hope it turns out to be a good one!

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