Hello and welcome everyone!
This is the very first blog post on my very first website- so needless to say, I am rather excited!
I decided to make this page after years of conversations with my best friend. About four years ago I was given a death sentence (not really, but at the time it felt like one). I was a happy lady going to grad school, working as a marketing guru for a small publishing company, and training for my first marathon. I loved running! I may not have been the fastest lady on the track, but boy did it bring me joy. Life was great. I was one of those people who looked forward to getting up in the morning so I could start my day.
Unfortunately, the universe had other ideas. I remember the first “episode” like it happened yesterday. I had just got into bed to go to sleep for the night when I suddenly started to get this terrible pain in my chest. It felt like my heart was going to explode.The tension inside my chest cavity was the most painful thing I’d ever encountered before- worse than broken bones or any other injury I’d ever had. I could feel my heart skipping beats, then racing to try and make up for lost time.
But I was young and dumb, I couldn’t imagine a scenario where a young woman such as myself would have heart issues- so I waited a whole week before going to see a doctor.
Fast forward three months and one terrible diagnosis later, I was a mess. The cardiologist who discovered my condition had me on strong medications and strict dietary and fitness orders. Basically, I couldn’t eat any sugar or caffeine (which had been primary food groups for me before this mess started) and the only “fitness” I could engage in was very easy yoga poses. The things I used to take for granted were suddenly stripped away from me and I felt like I didn’t have a safety net.
It was all so much so suddenly. I found myself depressed and feeling more than a little lost.
However, I was blessed to have a wonderful friend who held my hand and stayed with me during this dark time. She is my guardian angel who stuck by my side during all the ups and down. She was my life jacket during stormy seas. Really, I adore her and can’t say enough about her.
But during the second year I was able to start thinking about taking my life back and enjoying being alive again. Over the years I’ve been to a host of different health specialists, and each one has helped guide me towards a better state of being. They each gave me so much knowledge, and I hope to share those resources with you in the coming months. Throughout this process my friend was there to talk to and brainstorm about the future. She’s been my biggest cheerleader, and is the one who encouraged me to make a space to share my lessons with others.
And here we are, reading this blog post!
Here’s to new beginnings and bright futures!