A New Direction



“Know what’s weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon…everything’s different.”
–Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes


Do you ever think you are trying to make the different pieces of your life fit together when it shouldn’t require so much effort? That is how I’ve been feeling as I’ve tried to put all of the pieces of me in one place called “The Feeding Edge”.  It has always felt a little forced and a lot confusing I’m sure to new people who find my blog and think it is going to be all about health advocacy & ankylosing spondylitis. So…

I’m going to let The Feeding Edge be what it was designed to be. A blog about things related to health & living the best life possible with a difficult & painful disease.

Don’t worry, My art will always be a part of what I share here but I desperately need a space where I can just explore the me that isn’t about “the apple lady” or spondylitis. I know that this is a good and healthy decision but it is hard to come to grips with it for some reason. For the years I was seeking answers, looking for others who understood, and exploring ways to discuss difficult things, having A.S. right out there was very important to me. I am not ashamed. I do not want to hide this part of me. I just want a place to explore and grow in new ways. I have finally come to the conclusion that I can’t do both of those things here. For me to spread my wings in ways I’m always encouraging others to do – I have to go and do that!

What have you been holding back from exploring in your life? I know taking steps to do something new feels  scary but it is also  liberating and exhilarating!

I’ll share some news of my new endeavors here when it seems it is the time but for now I’ll be posting here on topics that deal with health advocacy. Like some new apples, the apples for a cure project, and our second year of Walk Your A.S. Off! All projects that are deeply important to me and will continue to grow and develop.  Please make sure you have signed up to get my posts via Feedburner emails (info below) because I won’t be sending out too many newsletters but I will be posting more about a variety of things I know you’ll find interesting.

Here’s to the new year & new directions!!!

All my love,




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2 comments for “A New Direction

  1. stephanie
    January 19, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I know how you feel Jennifer. I have a similar struggle but since I do so much “work” online for Merced Gardens & Nursery it is difficult for me to conceive adding one more “space” for my art/NFP projects. In addition, I would like to keep up my political activism/advocacy for healthcare and other issues but am struggling with how to separate that from my Facebook page— Do I add ANOTHER page/blog/site? Will I have time? Everything does not seem to fit well right now, but I will have to defer any decisions until I get more work done. I have been thinking about the same issues for awhile…it’s good to know I am not alone in this struggle…..now if I could only fill our social media internship…….

  2. January 23, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I just got here, but I’m excited to be a part of your new start!

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