Where Have I Been??

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Hello Friends!

I know it has been quite some time since I have posted or even been on social media for that matter. I wanted to lend a quick explanation to those of you that do not already know what has been going on. I will keep this quick and straight to the point so I don't bore you! The first week of January I got sick with your average cold. I was in bed for a week and went to the emergency room the following week for something completely unrelated. After coming home, I went and stayed with my mom for the next two weeks so she could take care of me (I was really sick). Who doesn't need their Momma when they're sick, right? I had then been sick for three weeks. I continued to get worse and went to the emergency room at the end of the third week. I was admitted into the hospital that morning and ended up having to stay for 6 days. After coming home, I was not completely better, and stayed in bed for another two weeks.

At this point I was on a ton of medication and very weak. The side affects of the medicine were affecting me more than we had planned and I was both mentally and physically unable to blog. It was heartbreaking having to be away from my baby for so long (two months at this point!), but I knew that my health was the most important thing. It ended up taking me an entire additional month to be able to mentally heal and get back to the blog. I am still not completely better both physically and mentally, but with baby steps, I will eventually get there. Currently, I have been advised by my doctors to live as stress-free as possible (HA!), eat as clean as possible, and do things for myself that make me happy. I have started keeping a journal, which is really helping, and I have taken a new stance on life. I am saying yes to more things I would not usually say yes to, taking more adventures, embracing the phrase "don't sweat the small stuff", and really paying attention to the little things that make me happy.

I am not explaining any of this to make you feel bad , but rather to express how I am feeling in a way that I hope you will understand. From one human to another..... I am nervous. The past month, I have fought with myself about getting back to blogging. This is what I love doing and I can't imaging never doing it again, but at the same time, something very strong was keeping me away. I am starting to think that certain thing is fear, but I am not certain.

So please, forgive me if I do not post as often as I previously promised to, or if my writing is a little rusty. I have been struck with lack of inspiration, and nerves like I have never had before. If you have any encouraging words, sites that you love, inspiring quotes... anything... please send them my way. I could definitely use a little right now. Also, if you are a blogger, please don't hesitate to reach out. Let's collaborate!!

 

Thank you all for sticking with me. I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us!