Chronic illness and dealing with it "the right way"

I debated how to share what I've been working through these last several weeks so without finesse, I'll share:

I mentioned briefly in my first post that I would be sharing out how I focus on being a creator while dealing with a chronic illness. These last several weeks included several jarring realizations for me about the chronic disease I experience, and the overall health of my body. 

Art, titled Lacking, courtesy of TheraPaint

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Fear, excitement, and the stories we tell ourselves

My mom once told me that she read an article on the concept of anxiety and excitement. The gist of the article was that the physiological symptoms of anxiety are the same as excitement. Your breathing increases, your heart rate increases, your palms get sweaty, and your pupils dilate. The significant difference is in how our brain interprets those signals. 

I remembered that this morning while I was sitting in front of my laptop at a total loss of what to write. Instead of being able to free flow write like I normally do, I've been staring at drafts of blogs that I've collected over the last few weeks and rejecting them, opening blank documents and closing them, and generally feeling frustrated with my inability to write this post. 

Art, titled Alia, courtesy of TheraPaint

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Why start a blog? And about what?

Have you ever wanted to do something but feared failure so you never got started? That was me. Then I had a life coaching session where I had my mind blown when I envisioned what my authentic life looks like (more on that in future posts). And a key part of what I wanted to do? Start a blog. 

So, here it is. My inaugural blog post. After I hemmed and hawed about starting a blog for years, I'm finally doing it. 

Art, titled Journey, courtesy of TheraPaint

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