First Day of the New Year!

Day one on the new meds was going great, until I ate something.  I’ve been nauseous ever since.  It isn’t really bad, but I went to the store and picked up some Diet Vernor’s.  If you have never had Vernor’s before, it is the best medicine for a stomach ache.  It is a very carbonated, very gingery ginger ale.  My family and most of my friends were always given Vernor’s for upset stomachs.  The bubbles tickle your nose and make you burp, releasing the buildup of gases.  The ginger helps neutralize the acids that upset your tummy.  It works better than the prescription meds that I have taken.  Today, I am thankful for Vernor’s! 

One of the ways I will know if the meds are working or not is by weighing myself.  I got on the scale this morning and found that I lost three pounds before even starting the meds.  I have the starting number (no, I’m not sharing right now) and will keep everyone posted on my progress!  For once I am happy about getting on the scale!

I have used this opportunity of spending time on the couch working on my professional photography website.  Something I can do with the small amount of brain power that is available.  I have several projects to do over the next few days as I get used to the drugs, so I am grateful for downtime!

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Up is the Only Way!

I have had many blessings in the past few days.  I have learned that there may be a way to get my health back with a new medicine.  It isn’t actually new, but it is new to be treating my Cushing’s disease.  I start taking it tonight!  I feel like I am on the brink of starting everything new once again.  I have a good feeling about this. 

I am looking at the future in a whole new way today.  Yesterday I had a low day, slept twenty-one hours, but woke today refreshed and on a high cycle.  I wasn’t scheduled to work, but yesterday I got a call to come in.  I’m so glad; everyday that I work is a day closer to being out of debt.  I have also booked a couple of paid photography sessions.  I am so excited that things are taking off and I will be able to breathe a bit every month.

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Welcome to the Journey!

“A New Me”, that’s exactly how I would describe my life. I have been knocked down a few times in my life, but I get back up and introduce the world to “A New Me!” There are blessings to be found each and every day, if we just look for them. Some days are harder than others to see them, but it is a blessing that we wake up and can think about what to be grateful for.

We live in a world filled with hatred, violence and apathy. We turn on the news every night to see the worst of society. Very rarely do we hear the good things happening in the world. Society on the whole has become negative and jaded. We have been desensitized by the 24/7 news coverage with their different slants on the world. One network will report a story one way while another network says the exact opposite. We have no idea what the truth is anymore.

Many TV shows and magazines think that our biggest concern should be whether Lindsey Lohan has been drinking or what Jessica Simpson weighs today. We get drawn in by the paparazzi harassing and abusing people who have made it their job to entertain us. We think its ok because they get paid millions of dollars for what they do. Why do they get millions of dollars in the first place?

Is there any wonder why the economy is bad? The American dream is now based on Greed. We are programmed to strive to make the most money possible and spend more than we make. We need to have all the comforts of life and when something new comes out, we need to run out and get it so we can keep up appearances of “having it all!” When it comes time to pay the piper, it is easier than ever to take our toys and walk away and let the rest of the country take on the debt. The number one stressor in our country today is money, and there are so many out there preying on our stress.

With all that said, I have to say I’ve been guilty of it all! I’ve bought into it all and still do to a certain extent. Although I have lost almost everything I had, I still want more “things” that I think I need. I still have debt, even though I don’t have much income anymore.

I am writing this blog because it’s time for “A New Me”! I have decided to introduce myself once again. I am facing tough decisions and have decided to find and celebrate the blessings in my life every day. I am realigning my priorities and working to change the things in myself that I have control over. I am going to try to live in the present. Of course, being me, I have to have a plan of how to do this, but it will unfold as I go. I am hoping to inspire others to join my movement of choosing to be happy with themselves and celebrate the blessings in their lives.

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