I’ve been gone for a few months now. I’m not even sure what triggered my absence. I do a lot and without realizing it I was pouring from an empty cup. I neglected my health, my home and my blog because I was so busy focusing on others. I became extremely overwhelmed with life and slipped into a bit of a depression. I couldn’t bring myself to blog or even pick my laptop up at all. I missed deadlines with companies and I fell behind on commitments I had made with friends, family and other bloggers. I was transparent with everyone about what was going on with me and everyone completely understood… talk about FAVOR!
I had a huge health scare during my time away and I had to get a mammogram. Typically women don’t start getting mammograms until they are in their 40’s, so I was pretty shocked when the doctor confirmed that the lump I found may not just be fatty tissue. Boy… mammograms are PAINFUL! By the grace of God, the lump turned out to be nothing, but the scare made me decide to take a little extra time out for myself. Regroup… rejuvenate and just remember why life is so good even with all of the mishaps.
Here’s what I’ve been up to:
Around the time I took a break, I traveled to Iceland with my mom to celebrate our birthdays. It was an awesome trip and my mom and I learned a lot about each other. Its funny how you can know someone your whole life and still find out new things about them. If you guys are still interested I can still do a full post about my trip!
I cut my hair… well not really. But I cut my sides down and I’m struggling to figure out what to do with it.
I traveled to the Dominican Republic with my family, it was nice to get away and relax a bit.
I did a lot of self examination during this time… I thought about some of the bad traits I have like continuing to be around people that have treated me badly. I realized that forgiving people for their actions doesn’t mean we actually have to be in each others lives. I decided that if you don’t have good vibes then we can’t be friends
I graduated from my discipleship class… and that was a beautiful experience. I still get chills just thinking about it.
I started daily journaling and taking long walks. I realized that both clear my mind and keep my spirit in a positive place.
I went back to my plant-based diet. I cheated a little bit, but I realized how quickly deserting plant-based eating damaged my health.
I discovered the Little Free Library! If you don’t know, Little Library is a non profit organization that promotes the love of reading and book exchanges. The concept is that if you take a book, you must leave a book also. I’ve been in a season of purging my home so I was excited when I stumbled across it while taking a walk one day.
Just a few days after I had taken my books to the Little Free Library, they were all GONE! I was too excited! Now I can’t wait to donate again!
I had dinner at the AMAZING Elizabeth’s Gone Raw in DC with my sister queen Stacie… check her out over at Bodied By Vegan she’s so awesome! Oh and she just wrote a book!!
I fractured my metatarsal and broke my cuneiform… Word of advice… if you fall and hurt yourself, don’t wait to go to the doctor. You’ll only make things worse and you’ll end up wearing a moon boot!
But, even with my moon boot. I got to spend a weekend at the beach with two of my amazing girlfriends… even though it was gloomy!
And of course… I tried some amazing products while I was on my break!
I’m going to do my best to maintain a consistent schedule and continue posting all of my favorite things whether it be food, products or whatever else comes to mind. I have some awesome things coming up and I can’t wait to share with you all.