I wish I could write out all those feelings that I have bottled up inside of me, but in truth it does hurt to say things the way they are.
And it’s a terrible feeling, because we all probably wish to be happily free from anything that ties us down. Being able to express yourself is liberating. I haven’t managed that properly yet, but I’m working on it.
It definitely goes hand in hand with my recovery process. This healing journey that I’m on, and how my mental health is affected through that. It’s an every day struggle to say the least, and it’s a fight… but it’s okay, I’m a warrior. And I’m damn good at fighting for myself.
So I’ll trust the process and surrender to positivity.
I guess I’m finally ready to talk about what I have…
Been dealing with health issues for the past couple of years, and was not properly diagnosed until recently. The diagnosis was really helpful in a way, because I could begin proper treatment.
Unfortunately it’s a bit late, my body has been in crisis mode since September ’22. At this point for the treatment to kick in, it takes a while. I’ve been home basically since then, you can’t imagine all the things someone can go through dealing with that. It’s like another confinement, with added pain. So that’s great.
For that reason, and because I couldn’t find the necessary ressources for myself online, I decided to tackle on a little finite online project. I’m creating an instagram account I titled @immunediseases.
So I will be sharing anything health, wellness, cooking, fitness, and self-care related there. Because my blog is more for photography, and I don’t want to mix that here. Plus, as I said it’s a finite project, once I babbled on everything I have on this topic, I’ll just leave it be : hopefully by then I will be healed, and able to start working on the actual projects I’ve been dreaming of.
But in the meantime, I’m not gonna sit around and not even share what I’ve learned or experienced through my own issues.
If you are unfortunately like me, living with autoimmune diseases, or know someone etc… go and take a look at my new instagram. I’ll start posting there from next Monday. You can ask me any questions there, regarding those topics. It’s going to be a safe place for those matters. xoxox
I truly love “vintage Paris”. At least, that’s how I call it.
Any place that looks old, and from another time : I’m instantly in love. For example this metro station is unlike most that you’ll come across. First of all, it’s outside… I hate when the metro goes underground. The city is so beautiful, you want to be able to see it while traveling.
And they kept the architecture from the early XXth century, which is so Parisian. If you want to check the area on foot, I highly recommend. It’s Rive Gauche, super chill and safe neighborhoods. Take line 6, and stop at Saint Jacques 😊
I’m so happy I found this beautiful place, which can treat me.
It looks more like a campus than an hospital (I’m thinking tiny UCLA). In Paris everything can be romanticized it seems… good for me, because it takes the edge off things. It’s not even an ordeal to come see my doctor in these conditions. The architecture is so vintage, I’m loving this old-vibe medical look. I’m transported in an era that was really stylish.
Oh and by the way, it’s my birthday !
I usually am not in the mood to celebrate, but this year I will. I have a whole thing planned for this weekend, so pictures will be coming next week 🤗
These days, being confined at home, I like to take myself on a walk in the woods.
I don’t do it every day, because since it’s winter time we can get some gosh-awful weather. Definitely the worst is the combined winds + rain. Which for me cancels any thoughts of going out.
I have barely mentioned anything regarding my health issues, other than, I need to take some time off to care for myself… I don’t think I’m ready to write about it yet, but basically what I have is chronic. I am learning to live with it, and do the best I can whilst dealing with that. It sure hasn’t been easy but I’m an optimistic, and grateful person.
So, one of the most important thing in my daily life is to walk. Going into the woods gives me such good energy, it recharges me, connects me to the simple enjoyable things, and the importance of life. It also inspires me to look forward no matter what.