Wow, has it really been three weeks since my last post? I can't even tell you how much I've missed it. It's funny how that happens. Something so simple as blogging brings me so much joy. It might sound silly but it really does! The last time I blogged I was in Florida. If you remember, I broke out in really bad hives - almost as bad as that time in 2016. This time it lasted for about two weeks (not the whole summer, thank God) and it's just now starting to get better. If you've been reading my blog for awhile now, you would know that this isn't my first time speaking about this on here.
When I posted one of these pictures on Instagram, everyone loved them and commented on how great they looked but in reality, I felt horrible. My aunt took these pictures for me on the one day that my face wasn't all red and blotchy. The thing is you don't always see it, but I feel it. My face just burns and itches and it just sucks. No one really understands how it makes me feel. It could take a few minutes or even hours for a reaction to show up. One day my body is totally clear and normal and the next day I look like Will Smith in Hitch. There are days that I look totally fine but feel so tired. Like on the first day I broke out, I didn't know that hives caused fatigue. I was driving home and falling asleep at the wheel. I had no idea why until I went home and did some research. How freakin' scary is that? Had I known that I definitely would not have driven myself home. I don't mean to sound like I'm complaining or that I want people to feel bad for me. That's not the case at all. The purpose of me writing all of this is, to be honest, and say that these last two weeks I've been very unmotivated. I just couldn't fake the funk. It was difficult balancing my day job, my health, and the blog. I kept beating myself up about it but I realize that I can't do that. I'm not perfect, no matter how it may look in a blog post or on social media.
That being said, I'm feeling more like myself these days and I can't wait to get back on track. I have some photo sessions scheduled for the beginning of April as well as other fun blog posts I think you'd like. As always, thanks for sticking with me through it all!