Monday, December 1, 2014

Self Care in 2015

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Thank you for all of your lovely and thoughtful comments on my last post.  Self care is definitely one of my focuses in 2015, as well as striving for more authentic blogging.  As I said, it's the feeling of connection with the blogger that keeps me coming back.

2014 has been a year of challenges and I will, quite frankly, be happy to bid it goodbye.  Nothing life-threatening, of course, but enough to knock  you sideways now and again.  But you get back up and adjust to the new normal, right?  One of the reasons I have not been able to blog as much this year is due to significant joint pain.  It's been painful enough to prevent me from doing what I love, meaning I have less to show off here.  Last week I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and it is affecting almost all of my joints, in particular, my hands, wrists, ankles and feet.

This may sound like a scary, life-altering diagnosis, but I am not looking at it this way.  I have a reason for my pain and I have treatment for it. I have a great team around me and the support of my friends and family.  I will get better.  This is just my new normal and I know I can easily integrate this change into my life.

I'll be a bit quiet here until I'm able to type more easily, not to mention sew some of the zillion ideas I have percolating away in my brain!  I will be back as soon as I'm able in fighting form, seam ripper at the ready.