Mom daily essentials:
▪️Fashionable, yet comfortable clothing, so we can run around with the kids🦸🏻♀️
▪️Can’t forget the sun glasses to cover up those dark circles🕶
▪️And, a camera to capture all the memories!📷
Cause visiting @cristalina_swimwear it’s always an adventure ☀️ If you still haven’t notice this yet: they have been my go to boutique when it comes to beachwear for the past year 👙🛍 go check today’s stories to find out my favorite picks 😻
i don’t really know when the term “social media” became synonymous with “insincerity”, or when I really bought into the fairly global concept that my posts must represent the best, most aesthetically pleasing, and positive pieces of my life? but i did. so in protest of this, here is a very rare sincere post which has been on my mind for some time.
this first image is from a book and is of one of my favourite quotes about how we as humans do not exist within diametrically opposed states of “health” and “sickness”, but on a spectrum with dual citizenship to both kingdoms.
in my life i prefer to focus on the kingdom of health, but at some point it began to feel insincere - almost like i was covering up pieces of myself with pretty photos and captions.
so here are some of the honest photos from the last few months, which document only the visual struggle with invisible illnesses.
and this visual representation doesn’t really convey much of the behind the scenes of living with these illnesses, but it’s a start, and it’s a lot more honest than the life i usually choose to put forwards on social media.
i face challenges in my day to day life that many people may not face. my day to day life may include more medications, more doctors, more medical supplies, more pain, more fatigue, and more uncomfortable symptoms than other people’s lives may.
but it may also include less challenges than many other people face; as i am finding more and more with advocacy via social media (and working in healthcare) - i am not unique in these struggles! and despite not wanting any other people to struggle, it is nice to know i am not alone.
so there isn’t much of a point or conclusion to this post beyond its purpose to bring a level of sincerity to my social media and to acknowledge that whilst i may seem unaffected i struggle on a daily basis with invisible illness - like many people do. and i hope that the large number of us who do struggle can continue to focus as much as possible on the kingdom of health this year ☺️
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