As you might have noticed, there are quite a few changes here at Rejoicing In Hope, and we will be covering those changes over the next few weeks!
I am EXCITED about all of the new things we have in store for YOU!
Today I want to share my heart and explain the new direction we are taking.
I know that there are so many of you wonderful people that have experienced some really, really hard things. I don’t pretend that the hard things I have faced compare to what others have gone through, but I believe we go through specific valleys for a reason, and so some of the posts will be covering very specific, very real topics:
- Emotional Turmoil
- Feelings of Inadequacy
Let me back up for a minute.
About 3.5 years ago, I discovered I had Hashimoto’s Disease – an autoimmune disease in which my body attacks my thyroid gland. It is also more casually known as hypothyroidism.
Your thyroid is a little, butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that makes a HUGE impact on your day-to-day life. It controls the output of hormones that regulate many things in your body including metabolism, brain function, and moods. You probably don’t even realize it exists until you have a problem, and then boy do you start paying attention!
There are so many possible symptoms associated with hypothyroidism. Mine have included:
- heavy fatigue
- emotional turmoil
This isn’t an all-in, all-day, every day experience, especially now that I am on a thyroid supplement medication, but these symptoms definitely come and go. And with these highs and lows, I have had to fight my way through some toughies.
And that is some of what I want to share with you! From my first-hand experience with real issues like depression and anxiety, I want to – hopefully – be an encouragement! Because you know what?
There IS hope!
And guess what – we have even more new things in store!! Including building our community and strengthening our relationships, so keep an eye out for these opportunities!
But first, let me know below if you have any experience with either a thyroid condition or any of the symptoms listed above – I know I’m not the only one! Let’s see who we are talking to here!
Hugs everyone, and I am looking forward to this journey!
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