One of the troubles with psoriasis is that even when you’re doing all the right things – eating well, exercising, taking vitamins, moisturizing ALL of the time – sometimes it still has a mind of its own and it gets ya! I find it really hard to control my psoriasis this time of year. There’s the holiday stresses, the work stresses, the travel stresses and this year I’ve added wedding planning to the mix.
But I’m excited to share that after 3 months of visiting and 50+ email inquiries, we have finally booked the venue for our December 7, 2013 wedding! It’s a huge relief to have booked the place, gotten the dress and our officiant. I plan on shelving the wedding planning until after the new year to focus on those other stresses and enjoying my last Christmas as a Reece. I’m also trying really hard not to worry about being covered in spots on my big day. My dress shows a lot of back and arms, exactly where I’m broken out right now. Now I know that at the end of the day, I’ll be married to the man I love (who also happens to be a Photoshop genius to fix the photos) but of all the days, that’s the one I want to be clear for. I don’t think stressing about something for a year will do anything positive so I’ll have to find a way to focus my energies only on the things that I can control.
So these days I’m pretty itchy, but I’m in better shape than I was this time last year. I’ve been using some new products, which I’ll be writing about this week (and you should definitely come back and read up for your chance to try them for yourself!) The weekends have been a little more relaxed on diet and exercise, but I’m doing well during the week sticking to a routine.
So even though my psoriasis has a mind of its own these days, I need to keep myself from getting frustrated and keep up what I’m doing. Even though there’s a ton going on, so much of it is exciting and fun. I got a text from my 10-year old cousin earlier who is beyond excited from Christmas reminding me that it really is the most wonderful time of the year! 🙂