About Rebecca

Welcome to But I Digress … Chronically!

I never could stay with any one topic, thought or interest without digressing, at least just a tad.

But navigating the detours of injury, illness and life in general … All while exploring the curiosities that create this beautifully maddening weirdness we call the journey of life.

Now that I can do! 👣

I began this blog as a 45 year old woman under the name Broken Silence of the Chronically Smiling. Breaking my silence as a wife and a mother hiding the truth of my life behind a beaming smile that became my mask.

It was a mask I had worn increasingly since the age of 17 to hide the pain of physical injuries from multiple car accidents, batting chronic illness, navigating religious control and enduring a number of extremely toxic relationships along the way (not just confined to romantic relationships).

Unfortunately for me, as with many, the mask of my smile along with my enduring “She’ll be right!” or “I’m fine thanks!” attitude of silently pushing through the harshest battles of my life became my biggest downfall … The suppression of the truth behind my outward appearance eventually giving way to an inevitable breaking point.

As a result, a new chapter of my life began!

A chapter in which strength now comes from defiant authenticity … Breaking my silence in a world that told me long ago the only thing it valued from me was my silence.

“But I Digress … Chronically!” is my little piece of the internet to express my thoughts, experiences, beliefs and moments of laughter or whimsy while taking in the curiosities and that beautifully maddening weirdness of life … It is also my place to air my frustrations openly of banging my head against a brick wall of modern medicine that is failing so many.

Injury, illness and my search for recovery, while fighting against the adversity of extremely toxic family dynamics and religious control may have played a large roll in shaping both the life I have lived and the person I have become through it all … However, I am far more than the chronic illness sufferer and pain warrior who has battled through it all.

I don’t have the time or the energy to write and maintain any more than one blog, so you’ll have to excuse me while I digress my way through all the thoughts that find their way onto this one single blog, weaving through each detour.   

It is my hope through sharing my story and thoughts that those who visit But I Digress … Chronically! and any associated social media will in turn be encouraged to tell their own stories and air their own thoughts.

Feel free to add your own thoughts to the comment section of my posts and social media updates.

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