I am back with an update and again, an apology. Some would say I do not need to apologize for having a hectic few months because that’s life but when I make a promise I try my best not to break it. So anyways, I’m sorry. I promised updates and I have not delivered on that promise. After my (now ex) boyfriend left a few months ago I decided to take some time for myself. To figure out who I am, what I like to do, where I’m going next in life, all the big self questions, and although I won’t go into detail that’s exactly what I did. So now for updates!
Plexus. Is. Amazing.
Not only did it help me lose 10 pounds, but I have had 0 cravings, I now drink nothing but water (and an occasional root beer), I have MUCH more energy, and I just feel all around better. Now, there are the downsides to Plexus just like any gut health program such as horrible gas and bathroom trips the first few weeks but all-in-all the benefits outweigh any negative side effects. If you’re interested in Plexus or want information head on over to the contact page in the menu bar and put Plexus as the Subject. I’ll answer any questions you have and if I don’t know the answer I will find out within a few hours!
When it comes to taking care of ourselves on a mental/emotional level I will be the first to admit it is by far the hardest thing in the world to do. Just when you think you are secure in who you are, something (or someone) gets ripped out from under you and it feels like the whole world is crashing down. Whether that be losing a job, a loved one dying, a relationship ending, bills stacking up out of nowhere, you name it, it feels like literal hell. But let me tell you something; It’s not. If you work hard enough you WILL find another job, living life without that loved one will never be good but eventually you WILL be able to cope with it, your bills WILL eventually get paid, and so on. I get it though, just because you know things will get better does not by any means help in the moment, so go through the motions. Ugly cry. Eat ten pounds of Reese’s cups. Go outside and scream. Sit on the couch and listen to sad songs. Do whatever your “sad rituals” are; but here’s the thing…don’t get stuck. Sure, take the time and do what you need to but don’t dwell for weeks, if not months, on end. It may take some effort but force yourself to get back to, well, life. For some that means small steps, for others something huge.
For me, a haircut and an amazing friend changed it all. I know we all hear it again and again that everyone needs someone to talk to, who they can be brutally honest with, but I believe part of talking to someone about what is going on in life and it actually helping involves them being brutally honest back. If you’re like me you need someone to say suck it up, quit being dumb, choose to be happy, get up off the couch, and move on in your life. Thankfully that’s the kind of friend I had these past few months (you know who you are) and I could not be more appreciative.
After getting off the couch and back out into the world I have met some amazing people. One of them, Christian, has started a non-profit for sepsis survivors called Sepsis Survivors Society. Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, a Website and more will be coming soon so spread the word to any sepsis survivors, friends/relatives of survivors or even just those interested in knowing more. Until then, click here for the link to the Facebook group, request to join, and share your story/questions about/experiences with sepsis.
As of now a new blog post will be coming out every few weeks, on a weekday, until the holidays are over and then they will become more frequent. Starting in December we will have “New Book of the Month” where I read and honestly review a new book each month. Stay tuned, and have an AMAZING week!