For a long time, I’ve been considering starting this blog. Over the past two years, I’ve been on a journey to understand my health. I’ve suffered from cystic acne since I was about 11 years old (I’m 27 now) and despite all my efforts, couldn’t seem to be rid of it. I had countless conversations with people who would say “oh, I had acne until I was 18, but then it went away.” Or, “I had pretty bad acne for a long time, but it went away when was in my 20s, but I still get the occasional pimple, even now.” Thoughtful, yes, but annoying. The frustration was mounting over the past few years to understand acne. So, about two years ago, when one of my coworkers approached me to talk about essential oils, that was pretty much my turning point. I realized then that I wanted to take more control of my health, and this new opportunity to learn about essential oils was the perfect, empowering breakthrough. Learning about essential oils, I found natural remedies to help eliminate the pimples on my face. However, while I was healing some of the spots, new breakouts still kept coming. Again, the frustration to understand why I had these pimples in the first place was mounting. Long story short (for now), I found out that I have an intolerance for gluten. Of course, also in the course my journey of health, I have been figuring out eating healthy and exercising (while also not depriving myself of the deliciousness of desserts!). The most important tool while following this path has been learning about self-love. I’m calling this blog the journey to loving me, as all these steps to take control of my health have led me to understand how to love myself by taking care of myself.
I’m still learning about my health, and I’m looking forward to sharing my journey with others who may be on the same path. I relied (and still do) on a lot of blogs myself, to at least reassure myself that I’m not the only one out there feeling like this, so I hope I can be that to someone else.
Lots of love ❤
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Congratulations, Kirsten! You’re off to a great start!