Just a "zebra" trying my best to live life to the fullest with EDS and POTS...and loving the ride.

Here I Am

Written by Katie. Posted in About Me

OK, I am officially a blogger.  I’m a little scared. A little nervous.  A little excited.  But as life gets crazier and crazier these days I wanted to make sure I was documenting all of the ins and outs of the good, the bad, and the ugly as our life continues to take twists and turns. I’ve been asked a few times by various friends and family to start a blog to keep people posted on the happenings of our lives; especially now that life as we know it is currently being redefined. So…I feel like starting a blog may serve as an easy way to keep close friends and family in the loop, especially since things seem to change daily.

And then there are the hours and hours and hours I have scoured the Internet for other peoples’ blogs and life stories that help me realize I am not alone.  These people’s courage to be real with whatever struggle they are facing, while still not being afraid to celebrate life’s victories have been so therapeutic for me.  I have learned so much from these complete strangers who persevere, even when life is not going their way. I also can’t tell you how many ideas and pieces of helpful information I have gained from pouring over other people’s life stories.  I would like to have a chance to pay that forward.  So I feel that if my story through blogging helps only ONE person, along the way, I will feel victorious.  I am so thankful for the people out there who have the courage to be real, and at the same time be hopeful and determined to turn their lemons into lemonade.

Therefore, I feel in my heart it is time to begin this blogging journey.  The only thing I am promising is that I will try it.   For many reasons…Personal therapy. Connecting with, and helping my close friends and family understand what is happening day to day,  Being able to acknowledge the blessings and positives that I find each day of my life.  Having a chance to be real with the tough parts of what I am going through to let others know they don’t always have to pretend they are okay.   So there you have it. Here I am, ready to tell my story and watch it unfold.   Bare with me and please be kind as I figure out this whole new blogger world.

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