Jess from the fabulous Jessica and Psoriasis blog asked her twitter followers to tweet her two words to describe their psoriasis journey. I thought about it for a bit and decided that “personal acceptance” are the words that are currently describing my personal journey. I’ve made peace with my skin. (for now…)
Yesterday was a rainy, miserable day in NYC and with Mike having to make an appearance at work, I decided to be productive and clean out my half of the closet – the messy side! I decided to purge and that the best way to do that was to try on everything I owned – skirts, dresses, bathing suits – everything! Simultaneously this week-end, just when I thought I was finally almost in the clear with my skin, the spots came back with their usual in-your-face, itchy body invasion. So trying on everything was frustrating, I couldn’t look past the spots in the mirror and was tempted to get rid of everything that didn’t cover them up. Shortly after I started, leaving piles of clothes all over the place, I took a Twitter break and that’s when I saw Jess’ request. It made me really think about my personal journey and what I wanted those words to be. It’s hard to describe a 15-year battle in two words, especially when my feelings about it are always changing. My thoughts led me from frustration to sadness, then back into my preferred positive state of mind – allowing me be in control of my skin, not letting my skin control me. A huge thanks to Jess and her continuing efforts to raise awareness and understanding about psoriasis. Her challenge was just what I needed to get out of my own slump and back to being me. I now have a super organized closet with lots of room for new summer fashion 🙂
You should follow Jess on Twitter too: @jessnpsoriasis. And don’t forget to follow me: @girlwithspots!
P.S. I’m getting back on track with the WEGO Health Writer’s Challenge. Today was HAWMC Day #23: Health Activist Choice Day 2! Write about whatever you like.