This is 39. The last year of my 30s. I had an amazing birthday weekend, celebrating with just my family. It was welcome after having a solo celebration last year due to the ongoing panini. I think that I’m done with planning huge birthday dinners and parties. Especially after taking time to reevaluate my friendships and eliminating some people from my life as a result. God willing, I’d like to take a birthday trip every year instead. Even if it’s solo. Starting with a trip for the Big 4 0.
I can’t believe that 40 is already on the horizon. On one hand, I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life. On the other hand, I feel like there is so much on my list that I
need want to complete before then. The plan is to live my best life and enjoy the last year of my 30s, while crossing goals off of my list in the process. Especially after the trying year that I just had. I’ve been going through so much y’all. I just had to take some time to reflect, recharge & reset.
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Last year I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed as they were severely impacted. Recovery was brutal.
Earlier this year I had an endoscopy/colonoscopy double procedure done to address some digestion issues. I was diagnosed with GERD and Gastritis. Treatment required medication and dietary changes. I’m now weening off the medicine and trying to control the disorders with diet alone.
I’ve been dealing with joint pain and other symptoms for the last five years. So I decided to finally see a specialist. It took five months to get an appointment with a Rheumatologist. But in the end I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia this Summer. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread muscle and joint pain, fatigue, sleep issues, brain fog and other symptoms. There is no cure. But the disorder can be managed through lifestyle.
Physical therapy has been helping me to get stronger and develop a workout routine that’s not too stressful on my joints. Other than that, I’ve been eating good and resting when I need to. The chronic fatigue is no joke. I’ve also been trying to protect my peace and energy by any means necessary. Meditation has been life changing. I take breaks when I need to and decided to take a break from blogging this Summer to just enjoy time with my family. September was spent trying to figure out how I’m going to balance business and my personal life, while keeping my health & wellness top priority. I’m finally ready to get back into the swing of things.