So, it’s been far longer than anticipated but I’m back! Where have I been? Well, it’s been a hell of a year; ups & downs with brilliant things in between. It’s been almost two years since I wrote a post & so much has happened in that time! Health wise I finally got a diagnosis for why my legs kept giving way beneath me & the reason I’ve become a full time wheelchair user, I’ve had so many issues – most of which I now know are co-morbidities of my main diagnosis. What is it? You might ask, well, I have Ehlers-Danlos; there will be a separate post going into what Ehlers-Danlos is & how it affects me but basically my genes make faulty collagen (the ‘glue’ that holds everything in your body together) & therefore this has a knock on effect of many of the body systems. It’s tough but I’m learning how to live with it; there’s so many things I now have to do differently than I did before, things I used to never even think about!
Now, with that being said, one thing I have learnt is that I need to listen to my body, pace & not over-exhaust myself. Im not going to lie – it has been hard; I had a fair few months where I felt like I’d failed, myself & everyone around me & although it’s taken quite a while, I’m glad now that I’m in a better place physically (& mentally) & that I am more accepting of the fact that life isn’t what I had planned, but that’s okay! Life just has a different path for me, things don’t always go to plan & there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s okay to do what’s best for yourself & put yourself first sometimes.
So what’s happening now? Am I still going to write? The answer is yes…however things will be a little different; the will be less recipe & food related content (I’m now on a medically prescribed liquid diet – I might choose to talk about this at a later date; but I may not) & more disability related posts. There will still be many vegan-related posts but also other topics from disney to planning. Before my (extremely long) break, I was slowly falling out of love with blogging; I wasn’t enjoying the content I had been putting out and slowly loosing the love of writing because of that. I need to make a few changes because if you’re not enjoying what you do, why do it?
I hope you all still enjoy the new content as you did the old, I want my readers to enjoy what I put out as much as I enjoy writing it!
How have you been? Do you have any requests for content topics? Let me know in the comments below x