Well it's been awhile since I've done a blog post! I've had so many changes in my life since my last post and just living life to the fullest. I thought I would check in and give you all an update (if anyone is still around to read this) and a couple outfit pictures.
Taking a blog hiatus has been so good for me, good for my soul and good for my family.
In late February and early March I started to notice that I was thirsty all the time and started losing a lot of weight. As time went on I was just feeling horrible and knew something was wrong. I scheduled an appointment with my doctor and she ordered blood work. On April 16 my life completely changed when I found out I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Basically my pancreas just pooped out and stopped producing insulin. Talk about a surprise!
It was definitely overwhelming at first with all the information thrown at me, but my stubborn attitude and strong will made me pull up my big girl britches and grab the bull by the horns and start living my life again. Once I accepted the fact that it was nothing that I did wrong and there is no cure for Type 1 diabetes, I went to diabetic education classes to learn how to count carbs and refine my diet, how to calculate how much insulin to take and how to treat low and high blood sugars. Once I got all the figured out, I scheduled to get my insulin pump training. I can't say it's been an easy ride because I have had my bad days, but I am thankful that diabetes is something that can be managed and I can live my life, just a little different than before.
In addition to my diabetes diagnosis, we've been on two family vacations this summer, I had to say goodbye to my grandmother when she passed away in May, celebrated my best friends successful bone marrow transplant, and been spending lots of time with my family and just enjoying life.
I can't say I will be posting to the blog on a regular basis, but I do plan on doing some here and there. I miss blogging and I miss seeing all of you! There are some ideas I've been throwing around in my head for some upcoming posts, so maybe I will be back sooner rather than later.
In the meantime, you can always find me posting my outfits and other adventures over on Instagram (@stylejourney1).
Thanks for reading along and I commend you if you made it all the way through this post! Until next time...