February Life Update – Sharing More About Myself

Fibromyalgia post

I’ve been trying to get this post written for a long time, but it’s something I’m a bit nervous to put out there.
First off I want to say that I realize there’s a lot of stigma and misconceptions out there whenever someone tries to talk about a negative aspect of their life.
With that being said I want to make it clear that this post isn’t to gain sympathy, pity, or anything else.
However, I constantly find myself feeling like anyone that sort of pays attention to my blog deserves an explanation as to why I’m less active from time to time.

Fibromyalgia

I have Fibromyalgia, among multiple other medical issues.
Despite these chronic health conditions I haven’t just rolled over and given up. I am always working towards my future in some way, which is another reason I feel now is an okay time to talk about this more directly.
When it comes to my health I have chosen to “fight back”. I advocate for myself, I research, and I try new things.
Currently, I have been doing Aqua Physical Therapy 2-3 times a week. I’m doing this to try to strengthen my body and to make it tolerate more physical activity.

I take care of myself and push myself because I realize that in order to be the best artist/businesswoman I can be in the future, I have to be the healthiest I can be.
I continue to go to physical therapy despite the increase in pain and exhaustion because in the long run I know it will only benefit me, my blog, and everything else I am passionate about in life.
Today’s inconvenience will be tomorrow’s strength.
All of my motivation and all of my drive comes from my deep-rooted passion for makeup.

My Time Commitments

Along with physical therapy I have doctor/ specialist appointments sprinkled in there as well.
That totals to three appointments a week, with another one bi-weekly, and others as deemed necessary.
I also work part-time & I am doing the Master Makeup Artistry program at QC Makeup Academy.
I was committing time to work on the transfer process as well. My boyfriend and I will hopefully be going to a new college in the fall!
These time commitments mixed with various symptoms of my medical issues has made juggling life with the blog more challenging.

Setting Myself Up For Failure

I want to be able to pick 2-3 days a week, say that I am for sure going to post on those days, but this is just holding me back. Whenever I miss a post for whatever reason, I feel like I have to wait for the next set day so that I don’t break the schedule again. Then this cycle repeats.
I think while I’m waiting for my body to adapt/ start tolerating physical therapy better; I’m just going to post 2-3 times a week but not on a scheduled day.
I’ll focus more on sharing my content, and producing better content instead of just trying to hit those set days.
At some point I will adopt a more fixed posting schedule, but for now I feel like trying to do so is just not working out well.

Moving Forward

I probably won’t bring up my health often in blog posts. Maybe I will if it is relevant for some reason. Oh, or if it’s some crazy tip that would help my fellow spoonies apply makeup.
I want the focus to be on my art and not my health. I’ve realized the art side of things has been lacking, but that will change as I gain more energy.

Well, if you made it to the end of this blog post, (1) you can label me impressed and (2) I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Regardless of who reads this or who doesn’t..blogging is something I will probably always enjoy doing.

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