Finding My Balance Again

As you may know, the past two years have been incredibly difficult for me. I have been struggling with what I now know to be interstitial cystitis, or painful bladder syndrome, which has been misdiagnosed over and over. I also have some endometriosis, but the painful bladder is what has reigned supreme over my life. It only took four surgeries, 6 hospitalizations and two internal bladder scans to figure it out. Sigh.

It's been a rough road, and often times, my blog took a backseat. And although it's been rough on friendships and my relationship, we've all made it through.

During this time, I think I became a bit disenchanted with blogging. I tried to keep it up, but I often felt frustrated. It became an endless stream of companies gifting me random crap to try out that I didn't have much interest in. I knew I liked to blog about beauty and fashion, but only blogging about that really felt shallow and ultimately, a little silly. I mean, if that's your thing, that's fantastic, but as much as I tried, it wasn't MY thing...and least solely.

Right now I'm easing myself back into blogging, trying to find a happy medium between saying no to people and only accepting products and services I'm going to really need or love. I'm also looking for ways to incorporate fun and frilly posts into more serious things that go on in my life and that I care about without alienating my audience. I don't want to make this blog exclusively about veganism, but it can't be completely left out. I don't want to make it only about beauty, but that can't be ignored either.

We'll see how this all goes, but I'm looking forward to my new journey, one where I'm a little more relaxed about blogging and excited to see where it takes me!

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  1. I have never had contact with vegans before, they seem nuts! Please don't let the crazy vegans drag you down Anna. I expect an Xmas jumper vlog, perhaps drag Luke into it, as a model. Yes XXxx

  2. Donna Gabriele-ChecheleJuly 29, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Hi Anna,
    Thank you for your thoughts and ideas on how to make ourselves deal with the drama AND self image issues of Lupus SLE.
    I was diagnosed 11 years ago and it is has been my thorn since. This past December I went into a flare that has me flat on my back. My hair is falling out in ribbons. I was soooooo scared it was never going to grow back but you have settled my fears somewhat with your article.
    I didn't know where to post comments so I followed the link here. Again thank you for a terrific insight into what we all live with as Warriors!

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