Saturday, March 29, 2014

Out like a lamb

It's been a while since I updated here.

For me, March definitely came in like a lion.

This last month has been a bit of a roller coaster as I've been dealing with things on the health front and figuring out how to bring a little more balance to my life in the areas of health, work, and creative self.

In January I blogged about my thyroid journey only to find out at the end of February that my thyroid disease is the autoimmune kind and that my numbers were a little high for me. I guess the most frustrating thing about that is knowing that I have changed my diet drastically in an effort to improve my thyroid health and that apparently my body is still attacking my thyroid.

This combined with another health thing that turned out to be no big deal means I've been spending a lot of time with my journal lately. Writing about what is important to me, trying to figure out how to find more balance in my creative, work, and financial life.

In addition I discovered that while my thyroid has been slowing down my cat's thyroid has been speeding up.
Aww buddy, you don't have to make all the T4

I've been reaching for my journal a lot over the last couple months as a way to deal with stress and it's been really soothing. 

The good news is that all this scribbling away in my journal has had the wonderful side effect also keeping me on track with 12x12. There is something sort of freeing about writing on paper with a pen the way nature intended. 

I'm looking forward to going to the Iowa SCBWI conference in April.