Saturday, June 13, 2015

i'm back!

It's been almost a year since I have posted an entry on this blog.  The initial reason for my sudden muteness was not a happy one -- I had my laptop on the table one day and the dog ran into the leg, knocking over a cereal bowl full of milk and spilling milk everywhere. :( Needless to say, it fried my motherboard and completely ruined my chances of ever saving my beloved MacBook.  Sigh.  It took me until Christmas to get the iPad that I use now, along with a separate Apple Keyboard.

Even then, it wasn't just the lack of actual laptop that prevented me from posting.  I had a phone, and my mom's computer was available to use if I really wanted to.  I just felt like I didn't really have anything of importance to say.  After all, who am I?  I'm just a random person who has been unluckily struck with a series of frustrating and terrible chronic illnesses, who basically sits around most of the day.  I don't feel like I contribute much to society, and I certainly didn't feel like I had much to contribute to the blogosphere.

But then I came across this pin on Pinterest:

As I read it, I realized that it was completely true, and I (as usual) was a giant idiot.  Even though I may not feel like I have a lot to contribute, I have me.  I have my story, my experiences, my life.  I have gone through some pretty awful things, but they have all served as learning experiences.  If I can take those things and use them to help other people, that would be awesome.  That is one of the reasons I went into healthcare -- to help people -- and since I can't physically work in that field right now, I can do the next best thing, which is help people this way.

So this is the long way of saying... I'm back!  (I know, I know, you're thrilled!)  Seeing that pin reminded me of how much I like connecting with people and helping them, and that's what I want to get back into.  I have been absent on Instagram as well, but I am going to change that so that I can start connecting with people again.. It makes me feel less isolated and small in my chronic illness bubble when I am putting myself out there on social media.  The content of this blog will be changing slightly -- although I do love box reviews and will still continue to do some of those, it will also be more about my daily life and the struggles I go through with my IC and other things.  It's so hard to try to talk to "normal" people about what we are going through that I want to create a place where people can come and read brutally honest experiences that they can personally relate to and not only gain knowledge from them, but also feel like they aren't so alone in this crazy world.  I hope that my blog ends up being that place!  

Please stick with me, and as usual, I would love to hear all of your comments as we move forward.  :)

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