Screen Shot 2017-09-04 at 12.16.35 AM.pngHello, there! Welcome to 2LWithIt.

My name’s Ana and I’m the unapologetically sassy twenty-something 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 ignored the warning signs for quite some time, but it got so bad that summer that I had 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 come back. On top of that, I was pissed I’d have to start my second year over without my friends. I had no idea what was going on with my body, so I started this blog as my way of saying “to hell with feeling sorry about myself, let’s make something of it.”

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 longer version is: You’ll find a lot of book reviews on here because I love to read and they’ve been my distraction from a pity party of one 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. It’s 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 sane when my whole world felt like it was crumbling apart. (I mean, when you lose your health, everything else seems pretty meaningless when you can’t enjoy it…like eating, going outside, spending time with friends/family, etc.).

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 plus a lot of other health issues that were triggered by a series of traumatic events that happened after college. The longer version is best shared over drinks, but I do divulge thoughts about 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 I’ve been told 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!

Until Soon,

Ana aka kissed.with.a.quip. aka 2LWithIt