Mourning Your Life Before Autoimmune Disease
𝘐 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬,”
I remember thinking as I ugly cried in the fetal position in my closet so my kids couldn’t hear me.
I felt devastated,
and no longer recognized my life.
I was mourning.
And I let myself mourn.
I needed time and space to wrap my head around my chronic illness.
Then, after my diagnosis, I needed time and space to wrap my head about the fact that my disease is lifelong and incurable.
At that point, I did not know that I’d be able to find relief through nutrition and lifestyle.
I just knew I wanted 𝐦𝐞 back.
So…I got to work.
Slowly and ungracefully, I changed my nutrition and lifestyle habits, and worked on my mindset.
A funny thing happened.
I didn’t get my old life back.
I got something even better.
A new life more beautiful than I thought possible when I was at my worst.
And I am so thankful…
thankful for the opportunity to learn, grow, and become a better version of myself.
You see, I realized the secret about heartbreak and autoimmune disease….
each holds an opportunity.
An opportunity for us to…
and become stronger.
But here’s the kicker…
It’s up to 𝐮𝐬 to grab that opportunity and run with it.
Nobody is going to do it for us.
It’s up to us.
𝐖𝐞 get to decide if we want to brush that opportunity aside and blame it for ruining our lives…
or if we see the opportunity as a new chapter in the story of our lives.
I’ve done both.
The first got me nowhere I want to be again.
Well, it got me here…
rebuilding my life into something more beautiful than I thought possible.
𝒴𝑜𝓊 𝑔𝑒𝓉 𝓉𝑜 𝒸𝒽𝑜𝑜𝓈𝑒 𝓉𝑜𝑜.
Sending you loads of love and support!