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A good doctor’s appointment and birthday weekend

A good doctor’s appointment and birthday weekend

I’m snuggled up on the couch with my 2 little fur babies, thinking over the past few days. The night before my big annual doctor appointment, my mom and I went to pray at the little chapel next to the church, and after we finished praying, I said to her how ready I am for this year to be over. It’s been a very challenging year with weird health issues but it’s also been emotionally draining. A reset button is just what I need.

The next day, we went over results with the doctor, and although there will always be something that’s a little “off” with my lab results, my Lupus isn’t active so I’m officially embarking on #RemissionYear5! It was such a relief to get that news because of all the issues I had this year, so I was worried about my results and the appointment. It happened to be the day before my birthday also, so I was so thankful to get good news. I went to dinner with my mama to celebrate both occasions, and to the beach to commemorate this milestone in my health. 

My birthday weekend was mellow. I went to the Little Italy Mercato in San Diego with my bestie, Lacie, ate cake 4 days in a row (pretty sure I’m good on carbs till January), and did my Christmas baking. I decided that the 6 houses of the Vista Fire Department would be the best recipients of my treats given all the recent fires. I brought my littlest elf Lola with me to deliver, and I was so happy to be able to give to these guys who risk their lives fighting fires, but are also a phone call away in an emergency. We are grateful for people in service. 

Every year on my birthday, I do a lot of reflecting, much like I do at the end of each year. But this year on my birthday, I did a lot of soul searching on the things that have been bothering me deep inside and keeping me down, and I vowed to take certain actions to remedy them. I write a lot about emotions that affect me, and how I battle seasonal depression. This is due to so many factors that I can’t even pinpoint, but it’s there, and I’m trying to be more open about it because that’s how I’ll get through it all. But if I really try to hone in on some things that have contributed, I can pinpoint some to eliminate from my life. 

No one really gives emotions enough credit in the role they play in our lives. They can literally make or break you, and it’s entirely possible to work yourself into such a frenzy over your emotions, that you get sick. I wrote a big article on promises I’m making to my future self, and then narrowed it down to 7 Things I’m Promising Myself for 2018. Please give it a read and let me know what you think! 

I’m excited- for many things. Turning 34, continued health, and the elimination of all things toxic… it’s going to be an amazing year, and I’m so grateful that God is so good to me♥