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I am so grateful for another day, as always. And, because I am so grateful, I will make every bit of it count.
I'm sitting here working on my social media stuff, with a tightness in my chest from the smoke and from anxiety. So much to do! I will have to have help soon. Like a personal assistant. It's a good problem to have. I have been working from the time I get up each day to the time I go to bed, while fitting in my home and family stuff throughout. So, there is no way to really calculate the hours spent on which part of things.
It's a 24/7 business because you work with people around the globe. I don't make a big deal about it. I don't really even mention it at family gatherings because I think after having Lyme and being sick for so long, people in my extended family have pretty low expectations for me and they are busy with their own lives anyway. Besides, it is NOT glamorous! It's mostly staring at a screen all day, managing various accounts, connecting with people (mostly virtually), photo shoots, photo editing, captioning, hashtagging, a LOT of work! It's worth every second! I love it and business is growing so fast because of my consistency in working on it.
I'm starting to pay my youngest handsome son (age 18) to do some things for me. He is super smart and so tech savvy. He has had such bad anxiety with the change from high school, to now getting ready to go to college in 11 days. He has help with anxiety, as all of us do in our little family. Change is what sets it off most of the time. I am so proud of how far he has come and I just know that he is going on to do amazing things with his life.
So, anywho, he will be doing some things for me and I will pay him. His anxiety has taken over this summer, so he has not yet gotten a job. I think that helping me with some things and getting paid for it will help his self esteem, therefore helping relieve some of the anxiety.
Also new, my niece just got diagnosed with breast cancer, so prayers for her would be very welcome. Does it seem like everyone is affected by cancer these days? Wow! And so young! Makes you wonder what is in the water, doesn't it? This sweet girl could very much use your prayers.
My step-dad also just had surgery for jaw cancer where they had to take out part of his jaw, put in part of a bone from his leg, some tissue and blood vessels from his arm and a metal plate. Crazy stuff right there! He could use your prayers as well. He is really in a lot of pain, as you would expect. I am praying that the bone they took out has clean margins and that it won't show that he still has cancer left in his mouth.
This makes me grateful that I JUST had late-stage Lyme disease. Yes! It's part of the new perspective you get from having something like that. Being misdiagnosed so many times because of the way that Lyme wanders around your nervous system treats you to the effects of many other diseases. For instance, they thought I might have the following list, at many points prior to the correct diagnoses. (see below the picture)
Chronic fatigue syndrome
You see, it is the great imitator. That is literally what they call it.
How much empathy I have grown for those who are so ill! I feel their pain and discomfort. I feel their guilt. I don't know what to say to those in their family who are supporting them, except great job and thank you. They will have no idea how much their help and support means to those who are sick!
Well, it's time for lunch, then time for yoga and time to go to an appointment with my oldest son.
These boys have grown up soooo fast! I know I have said that before, but jeez louise! Time is a flying.
Remember, spend some time on YOU today. By doing that, you will have more quality time with and for others.
Peace and Love.