I have always had a special love for this time of year. Winter has a way of making me feel suffocated, restless and disconnected from the world. Spring is like the breath of air that I have been gasping for. It is filled with new beginnings, hope and rejuvenation. I honestly don't think there is a better time to start the trek to regain my health.
Since my last post, I have continued to focus primarily on my health, but have also gotten to do some fun stuff!! For the second year in a row, I am teaching a photography class for After School Academy, a program put on by our PTA at the kids school. We meet for four Tuesdays in March. This year we added scrapbooking to the class, too. We have our last class this week, which totally bums me out. I have had a blast working with the kids and seeing how they interpret their art.
This past week I actually picked up my camera!! It has been waaaaay to long!! (I think my last session was back in December.) It was awesome to catch up with people and capture some new babies and a dear friend of mine who has a little one on the way! I have also slowly been working on updating my website. There is still quite a bit to do, but I enjoy the work. Turning on some music and jumping into creative mode is one of my favorite ways to spend a few hours. I even had the opportunity to create a logo for my friend's business. This was a first for me (outside of doing my own). It is so fun to branch out and experience new and creative adventures!
As far as the Lyme and other co-infections go... I have had some really awesome days and some days that I'd rather not relive. After extensive research, I have decided where and when I will start treatment. I head to Seattle in two weeks. I will be there for five days. My treatment will consist of a regimen that includes supplements, medications, supportive therapies (for heavy detoxing -- something my body doesn't do so well on it's own), a diet tailored for my body's needs and the Five Levels of Healing. For the next two years, I will return to Seattle every three to five months, (or until I am in remission) for 5 days at a time. For now I continue to work on healing my gut and detoxing, hoping that it helps /prevents herxing. I know in my heart this is the very best place for me to be. I am excited to start my journey of healing! I am also extremely thankful (and to be perfectly honest, overwhelmed -- in a good way!!) for the people in my life. All of the kind words, support and encouragement mean everything to me and really do make a difference. To my close friends who are opening their homes to my children, rearranging their schedules to accommodate ours, have listened to me ramble on about, well me.... You hold such a special place in my heart. Every time I think about it, I tear up and become all sappy. I truly have the BEST people in my life. Thank you infinity x infinity!!
I will try to update once treatment has started. Until then I leave you with a Spring Blessing and a peak at my latest sessions!
I welcome all of the energy of Spring time into my life with open arms.
Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth.
I use this time to de-clutter my heart, home and life.
I enjoy making space in my home and changing things around for a fresh new look and start.
I am grateful to be able to go outside in the fresh air and I love spending time under the afternoon sun.
I find moments in gorgeous Spring days to lay down on the grass and gaze up at the blue sky.
I am so thankful for the warmer weather.
I take time to be still.
I notice all of the natural beauty that surrounds me.
I appreciate all of the colors and life of Spring.
The seeds I have previously planted in the garden of life are now coming to fruition.
- Carly Marie