I’ve been asked “what’s the point of your blog?” So, I thought my first blog post should respond to this often-asked question. When I hear “self-care” I think of an out-of-touch privileged lady with too much time on her hands. However, that’s not my M.O.
I’m not “normal” (who is right?). I didn’t learn basic self-care skills until I was in my 30s. I spent my youth neglecting my teeth, hair, nails, skin and gut. I wasn’t a total heathen. I brushed my teeth, but the dentist didn’t see me for many moons. My sleep habits were atrocious and I fueled myself with unhealthy foods. I focused all my energy and spirit into academics and then my career. Nothing else mattered.
Hard work does pay off kids! I got everything I wanted in life and I HATED IT ALL. I worked as a lawyer in a swanky Beverly Hills office. Every day I locked the door, hid under my desk and cried. I thought my life was normal because it looked so pretty. Until life turned ugly and my body shut down. I had insomnia, anxiety and crippling chronic back pain which left me bed-ridden. The doctors couldn’t fix me. I was devastated.
I decided to fix myself. I quit my fancy job, said goodbye to toxic people and set some boundaries for healthy living. I underwent two years of physical therapy to heal my body. Y’all it was a struggle; but I learned so much about self-care.
Fast forward… 7 years later and my life is so happy. Best of all, I’m a mommy! With all my struggles, I never thought I could be a mom. Having a healthy family is a miracle. I created this blog to share my experiences and the positive impact of self-care strategies.
Let’s learn together,