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UglyLikeMe
Not everyone has MS, but everyone has something.
Interests: Spirituality, Listening, Reading, Writing, Teaching, Learning, Healing...
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She just smiled, tried to focus only on the clock that hung just above his cocky head, like she was young again and spinning pirouettes. Plainly, she said... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Ugly Like Me...
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There's nothing you are enduring that I have not been through myself. Wrap that thought around you like your favorite blanket, warm straight fro the dryer during the coldest of times. In that way, I am holding you still, long after I am gone. There is NOTHING you can do wrong that could make me UNlove you. My love is for you is written in your DNA. It's beautiful and impossible. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Ugly Like Me...
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I love these lyrics, this song, and yet when I'm feeling pessimistic it makes think that love is no more than an excuse to do what we want and hurt people. Funny that he brings up faith (I thought he did, he actually says fate, which I could argue is... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Ugly Like Me...
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It's my husband's 46th birthday tomorrow and I have spent the entire day running around, procuring gifts and children and homework and cooking and I'm tired. So, so tired. But I feel like something is undone, something is left untied and I can't go to sleep until it's taken care... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Ugly Like Me...
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When I am gone what will you do? Who will write and draw for you? Someone smarter—someone new? Someone better—maybe YOU! ~Shel Silverstein AJ found The Giving Tree on our book shelf and read the title from the spine, curiously. “The Giviiiing Treeee?” “It is my favorite book, of big... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Ugly Like Me...
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You were a phonograph, I was a kid I sat with an ear close, just listening I was there when the rain tapped her way down your face You were a miracle, I was just holdin' your space.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Ugly Like Me...
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If multiple sclerosis, adversity has taught me anything it is this - there is a light in all of us. Trust it. Some call it God, some call it the universe, some believe it is their own. Whatever you name it, trust it. Be patient. Pay attention to where it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Ugly Like Me...
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"I hope life without a chaperone is what you thought it'd be. I hope your brother's El Camino runs forever. I hope the world sees the person that you always were to me. And may all your favorite bands stay together." ~Dawes I know we always spoke in chords and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Ugly Like Me...
Thank you Tonya <3 And yes, there IS a better day coming but I am not sure it will be here. If you listen to Dr. Seth (I forget his last name), the money donated, is spread too thin, and when we consider inflation - we are actually LESS funded these days. I listened to him and thought "oh nooo..." lol. But maybe here isn't what it's about...maybe there's a place after this and that's when we are relieved of our MS duties :)And that's okay with me, I am in good company with people like you...we're gonna be okay xoxo PS - find me on FB and send me a friend request xo
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Gloria Steinem once said that if you are going to be angry, let it be constructive.I have never repeated these words SO MUCH to myself as I have in the last decade, since I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, hence I am a proud ms advocate and honored that Patients... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Ugly Like Me...
“Forgiveness is a hole in my soul. Someday I will travel through it toward the other side. Just know I forgive you, I forgive me, in the meantime. Smile love, it was one hell of a ride.” -J.T.U. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right Written by: Bob Dylan It ain’t... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Ugly Like Me...
Oh sweetheart, I know exactly how you feel. I don't even write as much anymore. There's an indifference and a sadness and it's a struggle to remember why I am here...but, you had a purpose today - you reminded me that someone needs my writing and to keep going. You were my hope...just when I was going to stop. God bless you my friend and one day at a time...u just have to get thru today xoxo
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2017 on The tragedy of growing... at Ugly Like Me...
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The problem with growing sick, being sick, is that you feel stuck in your body. You assume it's a kin to what one feels when being old. I was too young to feel so old. But you learn quickly that the truth of the matter is, you are always too... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Ugly Like Me...
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Don't let me know what you find out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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Today is one of those days where the pic on the left represents the best you can do when dressing. The socks I'm pretty proud of! Yes, so they don't match, but I got them on without falling! I had higher aspirations than matching. The pic on the right is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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Like a bird on the wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free. Like a worm on a hook, Like a knight from some old fashioned book. I have saved all my ribbons for thee. ~Leonard Cohen (Bird on a Wire)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
Sitting beside you, marching beside you, writing beside you in barnes and noble or the writing group...just thinking beside you, together at peace action...you have changed me in so many ways and I have often wonder if i were gone, if you'd ever be able to the same. When you are ill you often think of things lol (they aren't morbid like others would think) and you just said it! And it is a GIFT! Thank Mad Pie, for everything. For never trying to change me and yet, having this ability to change me anyway, you lift me higher...ty my friend. Peace to you and yours, always
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2016 on Remember when you changed me... at Ugly Like Me...
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“Wherever you go, well I can always follow. I will feed this real slow, if it’s a lot to swallow.” ~Damien Rice I always feel like the greatest compliment you can lend to someone, whether breaking up, ending a friendship, or just leaving a colleague as you move on to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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"ALL THE ART OF LIVING LIES IN A FINE MINGLING OF LETTING GO AND HOLDING ON." ~Henry Ellis Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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Often if you acknowledge a problem, you will be called dramatic or insane, If you openly speak of your illness, you will be called dramatic or depressing, If you speak of love and laughter, you will called a faker (who is really that happy and that sick)... But if you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
siobhan carroll, what to say when someone tells you they are sick, healthline best blog winner 2016, jamie tripp utitus, ugly like me, ulm, friends,healing,inspiration, God, faith Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
Alan Joseph Utitus. December 1, 1948 - August 13, 2016. I will remember you like a sweet song I sing while tending to the garden. I watered your plants and hummed. I know who you were Pops. More than you realize. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
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Today my family escorted me to my surgery center so my doctor could do a ganglion lumbar something to block the pain I've been going through. It's embarrassing. Every doctor I bump into on the surgical floor is rather attractive (I always want Mrs. Garrett from The Facts of Life,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...
That truly wasn't me. And I'm sorry. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Ugly Like Me...