i was dreading the end of summer, a summer of many firsts many entrances many returns, to begin school again, but i am reminded of how full of meaning & purpose i feel when i am deep in study, deep in thought, & in turn in myself, in life. i'm carrying myself through this season into the next with more of myself than i could've asked for. i don't know anything & i am beyond grateful for the opportunity to keep knowing that unknown. thank you body. thank you heart. thank you breath.
i thought being on T was what has made my skin more prone to bruising since there are hormones on the skin, but E said it's because of my thalassemia! i'm getting bloodwork done again today so they can make sure it's thalassemia & whether or not i need to monitor specific things or not. blood disorders can cause tattoos to heal weirdly, but my tattoos have healed well—E said it seems to be innocuous.