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SURVIVING FIBROMYALGIA THROUGH GRACE AND SIDE HUSTLES

Singular. Passionate. Kind. Smart. Creative.

I didn’t ask for this life, but this is what I was given. My goal is to make it through, and somehow get all of the things I’ve ever wanted – love, family, hope and joy. Survival is key, but I’m trying to do it with as much compassion and grace as possible.

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1998, and it defines me. There is purpose in that. If Fibromyalgia defines me, then I can be honest about it. I can be gritty and dark and sad and brutal. I can also be hopeful and contemplative and driven and happy. At the core of it all, I can be truthful.

My truth won’t be your truth. It may not even be the truth of someone else with Fibromyalgia, but it will be truth. With this truth, I hope to shine a light on marginalized people. I hope to show the daily grind, the tough decisions, the coarse reality, so that those who don’t understand, might, and those who live the same will know they’re not alone.

latest from the blog

Tangles Closing, Focus on Jewelry and Fine Art Moving to Netjera.com
Posted By netjera  Posted On 11-Feb-2019

Lots going on at the homestead recently! I've got jewelry in two different locations, I've been showing artwork every month at local shows, and I just won Second Place in Show at the most recent! I’ve been asked to submit several drawings to a local beach shop, and I’ve got

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Daily Deal 2018 – Day #9 (December 18, 2018)
Posted By netjera  Posted On 18-Dec-2018

Today's Daily Deal is another pendant line!  These pendants are created using all hand-made paper, which is then set under glass.  The left-hand piece is black enamel, and the right is gunmetal. Originally $10 each, they are on sale today for $5 a piece.  Each comes with a ribbon necklace

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Daily Deal 2018 – Day #8 (December 17, 2018)
Posted By netjera  Posted On 17-Dec-2018

These rings are going fast - I sold most of them at the last holiday show, and only have TWO left!  Crystal colors and enamel finish might be different than those pictured.  These gorgeous rings are brass with a hand-painted and heat-treated enamel finish, and genuine Swarovski crystals in different

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Upcoming Events

Mar
27
Wed
2019
1:30 pm Docent at The St. Augustine Beac... @ The St. Augustine Beach Art Studio and Gallery
Docent at The St. Augustine Beac... @ The St. Augustine Beach Art Studio and Gallery
Mar 27 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Come join me at the St. Augustine Beach Art Studio and Gallery as I docent and work.  Come to watch, ask questions, or just socialize.  I’ll also have a selection of prints and jewelry for sale.  See you there!
Apr
17
Wed
2019
1:30 pm Docent at The St. Augustine Beac... @ The St. Augustine Beach Art Studio and Gallery
Docent at The St. Augustine Beac... @ The St. Augustine Beach Art Studio and Gallery
Apr 17 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Come join me at the St. Augustine Beach Art Studio and Gallery as I docent and work.  Come to watch, ask questions, or just socialize.  I’ll also have a selection of prints and jewelry for sale.  See you there!