As I sit here in the first week of 2018, I am finally getting a minute to slow down, think and review 2017. Y’all know I am a resolutions girl and I love to set goals all year long. 2015 changed all of that when I was diagnosed with a life threating autoimmune disease. At the time I had a baby who had just turned one and a 4-year-old. 2015 and 2016 turned out to be the most challenging years of my life so far.
I started this little blog to give my mind something to do other than obsess over research and live in fear. Over the years as I tried to keep writing, it became more difficult because of the side effect of severe brain fog from the medicine. 2017 started off rough and I stepped back from the blog in an effort to clear my mind and find health. I’m thrilled to share that health is exactly what 2017 brought to me.
I was able to detox the steroids out of my body and find a natural doctor who helped me change my life and really gave me my life back to me. This past summer it was like I just woke up. I had a clear mind for the first time and felt like myself again. 2017 was the year I got out of survival mode. 2017 was the year I fought my way to health and I couldn’t be more excited for what 2018 has in store for us!
Thank you for being here with me, connecting to the pieces I was able to write! Your favorite post of 2017 was about my girl and about raising brave daughters. Thank you for reading, thank you for those of you still with me after a long and quiet season.
My goal for this little space on the interwebs is to inspire women, to encourage you to find the best version of yourself and trust yourself enough to be exactly who you were designed to be. My hope is for The Water Wife to bring you more inspiration, more laughter and more encouragement in 2018 and I do hope you’ll join me.
Happy New Year, friends!