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Wellness Check

Updated: Oct 10, 2021

It's a new month, which means, it's time for a new dose of No Filter. I know I've been posting my old posts from the old site on here everyday since the anniversary. But I figured it was time for a wellness check update.

Since I didn't talk about it last month, I guess I need to stay transparent with all the things that are going on around me. So.... in May, ya girl was almost outta here. Like, for real, for real gone. I was in the hospital for a week and was out from both jobs for almost a month. And anybody that knows me knows I don't like missing my coins. So, it was a serious situation. The doctor told me, if I hadn't come in the ER when I did, I could have died. Do you know how scary it is, at my young age, to deal with two almost death-causing health issues in less than 5 years? First, it was the stroke in 2016. This time, it was a blood disorder. Which wasn't discovered until the second ER visit at a different hospital. I had to have my plasma completely replaced and I still have to have fusion treatments and get blood drawn every week (for now). It's a lot to deal with while still working 2 jobs, writing, and designing. I truly believe there is more for me to do on earth, so it's not my time yet. I gotta get at least one of these novels out there. lol

This update won't be long since I have a lot of other things I need to be doing... like writing and designing. lol But I did want to give everyone a "Public Service Announcement". Not everything is what it seems when it comes to your health. Don't write it off. If pain is consistent or you aren't feeling well for more than a day, get it checked. It could just save your life. Trust me, that's what happened with me.

On another "Wellness Check" vein, remember to incorporate safe, healthy activities to your everyday life. Exercise, read a book, WRITE A BOOK (lol), journal, do some puzzles. There are several activities that help decompress after working long, hard hours on a job, whether you enjoy your job or not. When you take care of yourself, you are better able to help the people around you. You can't pour from an empty container. So, take some time for some "Me Time". It's worth it, because you're worth it.

Signing off,

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