WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONADE.....
DRINK AND ENJOY IT!
Not going to lie. Things over at the Crohnically Blonde camp have been pretty great! Stressful... but great! I am trying to let every second of it sink in and manage my stress with a whole lot of bubble baths and maybe some Xanax here and there.
As my fellow IBD sufferers know, as soon as anything exciting or stressful hits your life, 9/10 times you are also hit with a flare up of epic proportions. Lucky, lucky me. But like I said, I am remaining extremely positive and trying to enjoy all of the goodness that has been happening.
I'll give ya'll a quick update since it has been a little while. I do have to apologize, my posts have been less regular through the holidays but that is to be expected considering the busy nature of the holiday season. Things are going to pick up in the New Year with so much goodness. I dedicated IBD Awareness Week to making some big plans and setting some up and coming stuff into motion. I am BEYOND excited.
First things first....
Matt and I have been working away trying to finalize everything about the house. From furniture planning, to paint color selections, to making sure our closing will happen on time. Things have been absolutely crazy but I wouldn't have it any other way. It will be so rewarding when we have everything in place and we can get our little family unit all moved in!
As far as Christmas goes, Matt was getting over a stomach virus (one that I've already had twice in one month, thank you immunosuppressants....) and I had a bad cold. That being said, we spent the entire day in our pajamas with our families and watching movies. Despite both of us being sick, it ended up being one of the best days we have had in a while.
In the last of my big and exciting news for today....
I DID feel good enough, despite my many illnesses recently, to get a little dolled up and attend my company's Christmas party.
It is a good thing I did because my boss surprised me and promoted me right there on the spot in front of everyone! Again, I won't go into a ton of details about my job because I keep that stuff pretty personal but I can say that this position is helping me get back closer to my creative roots and dive into even more of what I love.
So there you have it.....
Moving, amazing Christmas with the family, and a promotion. On top of that some great new stuff coming up for the blog and hopefully some new changes in my health (I will be updating that post next week's doctor's appointment). I promise to keep you all updated and I am looking forward to hearing back from you all! How was your holiday season? How do you hold up during stressful times and changes with your IBD/chronic illness?
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Sharing my raw and real journey through motherhood and navigating Crohn’s Disease. CrohnicallyBlonde is a place where I serve up my unfiltered commentary on chronic illness, mental health, pregnancy, and motherhood alongside lighter lifestyle content like beauty product reviews, travel tips, and book recommendations. My hope is that by authentically sharing my story I can help others going through similar situations not feel so alone and maybe even laugh along with me.
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