Category: Guest Blogger

Carla talks about living her life.

Only I Can Do Me: Carla

About me:

My name is Carla; I am a Christian, a mom, a sister, a wife, a daughter, a crafter, and fill many other roles.

I was a stay at home mom for 21 years. In 2013, my oldest son was graduating, my daughter was in her junior year, and my youngest son was in middle school. I decided it was time to do something for myself. So, I got a job in retail. Now, I’m a store manager. It’s been challenging between my health and the transition I went through from living to take care of my children, to living to find my place, so I would have something for myself.

My blogs will be about my health, my life, how I relax, crafts, and how all of those things have helped my health and life to be of better quality. Anything I can say is my opinion, experience, or based on friends and family. I hope through blogging my experiences, I may help someone else.

I have chronic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, panic attacks, and anxiety. It is all linked back to my fibromyalgia. My journey with my health began as a teenager. It’s only been in the last couple of years that I’ve figured out, was diagnosed with, and was treated for fibromyalgia which has changed my life for the better. I look forward to sharing.

When I was a teenager, my life was turned upside down. Though I’m not ready to go into details on that, I will admit now that I struggled in the aftermath. I felt like the ugly duckling. My siblings were way older and way younger than me; they were in a different place in life. I was consumed with anxiety. How did I look? Did I talk right? Did I say something wrong? I was extremely shy. This is where panic attacks and sleeping problems began.

Thankfully, after 27 years, through proper treatment, through God, through simple steps, I feel more comfortable in my skin and my head. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has had these challenges with life and with fibromyalgia. Maybe through blogging we will be able to help each other. There is always room to learn, experience, and improve. We will never find ourselves perfect, but we can strive to be better a little everyday.

You’re welcome to respond with comments or positive feedback. I do not acknowledge negative of any kind, so I would appreciate those things be left to yourself.


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