Not that I am always a bundle of joy.
𝐼 𝒻𝑒𝑒𝓁 𝒹𝑜𝓌𝓃 𝓈𝑜𝓂𝑒 𝒹𝒶𝓎𝓈.
Not that I am always positive.
Sometimes I get in my own head and 𝒾𝓉’𝓈 𝓃𝑜𝓉 𝓅𝓇𝑒𝓉𝓉𝓎.
Not that I always feel awesome.
𝒮𝑜𝓂𝑒𝓉𝒾𝓂𝑒𝓈 𝐼 𝒻𝑒𝑒𝓁 𝒶𝓃𝓎𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒷𝓊𝓉 𝒶𝓌𝑒𝓈𝑜𝓂𝑒.
But here’s the thing…
I am determined to 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐣𝐨𝐲,
and keep trying to find joy 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴.
I am determined to 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞,
and keep trying to stay positive 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘺.
I am determined to 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹,
and keep finding ways to live well, 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘯.
You see, when it comes to finding joy, staying positive, and living well,
𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓈𝑒𝒸𝓇𝑒𝓉 𝒾𝓈 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓈𝓉𝓇𝒾𝓋𝒾𝓃𝑔.
𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 I do 𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓎 𝒹𝒶𝓎.
It’s when I allow myself to face my demons, look them in the eye, and say “you don’t win.”
It’s when I allow myself to ugly cry when I feel my autoimmune symptoms pop up again after months of feeling well.
It’s when I open up my journal, and pour out my heart – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
It’s when I don’t feel like cooking, so I turn on my favorite song and bust out some out of control dance moves as I make my AIP dinner.
It’s when I get my sleep back on track when insomnia starts to rear its ugly head.
It’s when I rein back in my stress when it gets out of control.
You see, 𝐈 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫.
𝒩𝑜𝓃𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝓊𝓈 𝒹𝑜.
So let’s just be crazy determined, and keep trying our best.
𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡.
And I am cheering you on!