Hello, there! Welcome to 2LWithIt.
My name’s Ana and I’m the unapologetically sassy 25 year-old behind this blog.
So what’s 2LWithIt?
Let’s rewind to Summer 2015…I was just starting my second year of law school, aka 2L, when I started to have major health issues. I had been ignoring the warning signs for quite some time, but it got so bad that summer that I made the difficult decision to take a medical leave of absence for a year after struggling to make it through my first week of 2L classes.
It was really tough to know *if* and *when* I would back. On top of that uncertainty, I was pissed that I’d have to start my second year over without my friends…and in the meantime deal with whatever was making my body freak out on the daily. I started this blog as my way of saying “to hell with” feeling bad about my symptoms and started to get proactive about getting better.
Since then, 2LWithIt has become an outlet to discuss my “spoonie adventures in books, beauty, and bullshit.” For more info about what a spoonie is, read this post (tldr; someone with a chronic illness).
What’s on the blog?
The condensed answer to that question is books, beauty, and bullshit.
The expanded version is: You’ll find a lot of book reviews on here because I love to read and they’re a kind distraction from incessantly feeling sorry for myself when I can’t eat real food (thank you, stomach disorder…hello, pretty pictures in cookbooks).
I really enjoy trying new makeup and skincare products, so that covers the ‘beauty’ portion. I also love to travel, shoot the breeze, and reminisce, hence the bullshit portion of this blog.
Basically 2LWithIt is whatever you want it to be – book suggestions, you got it! Makeup recs, for sure! A genuine space to rant about life’s nonsensical oddities, on the daily. To me, this blog was one of the few things that kept me afloat when my whole world felt like it was drowning. It’s comforting to know chronic illnesses can happen to anyone, and if you’re at all curious about my journey, mishaps, or ideas, drop me a line!
So what’s wrong with you?
Again, do you want the short or the long answer? Cliff notes, I’ve got a stomach disorder on top of a lot of other health issues that were triggered by a series of traumatic events after college. The longer version is best shared over many drinks, but I do divulge my inner demons from time to time on here, so if you’re at all intrigued, peruse away!
One more thing, what’s “kissed.with.a.quip.?” (what most blog posts are signed off with)
It’s the pseudonym I’ve used on all the blogs I’ve kept over the years. It’s like “sealed with a kiss,” but instead it’s kissed with a quip because lord knows I’m sassier than most (which is equal parts a blessing and a curse).
Any other questions about me or the 2LWithIt?
Shoot me an email @ 2LWithItBlog AT gmail.com DOTCOM (2LWithItBlog@gmail.com).
Thanks for stopping by!
Ana aka kissed.with.a.quip.