I am a 17 year chronic pain survivor. I am currently living symptom free of endometriosis. During my teenage years and as I was becoming a woman I endured intense pain and crazy hormone treatments. I despised the idea that because I was a woman, I had to endure the intense pain and a horror movie of emotions during a monthly cycle. I lost my voice as a woman. I lost loving my body. I lost feeling beautiful. I lost loving and celebrating life in lieu of surviving.
My goal with this blog is to not only keep myself in the conversation of continuing to love, heal, and celebrate life, but also to help other women. I want to increase the number of women who are listening to their bodies and honoring themselves. I want more women to love and accept themselves. And I want more women to view themselves as beautiful. Your mother, your sister, your daughter, your best friend. We all have our own struggles and emotional traumas, and if I can inspire one other woman to love and accept herself, and find the courage to become exactly who she wants to be, then my own pain, sweat, and tears will be worth it. The hours I spend journaling for my own wellbeing, won’t just be for me. I can only hope that my past 17 years inspire another woman to have the strength to stand up for herself and say, “I deserve my own happiness, health, and wellbeing. And I’m going to do what makes sense for me.
A brave start for an important topic! Beauty, especially the inner feeling of beauty, is essential to health and well being! Thank you for you courage in sharing your path! Looking forward to your further posts!!
Thank you! Your encouragement means the world to me! xoxo
Cheering you on! This is such an important conversation for all women. So happy to see you sharing your voice!
Thank you Christine! Love you lots! xoxo
Having to see your child go through the pain and struggles of endometriosis was the most helpless feeling ever. It is so wonderful to see the “pain free” light in your eyes that had been lost for too many years!
We are so proud of you sharing your voice!
Love, Mom & Dad
Mom & Dad – I cannot thank you enough for all your support and love. I couldn’t have chosen better parents. Love you so much! xoxo
Thanks, dear. Love you too!