Hi. *waves*. Polarbelle entered into it's beauty blogging fifth year this past fall. The idea with any business or hobby that one undertakes is to build it bigger and better. It's a simple fact about the drive of humankind.
The past 3.5 years have been the most challenging of my life as I encountered severe injuries from an accident and have had 7 surgeries during that time. I would have thought that would be enough but nooooooooo.
The past year, I've had more physical trouble than ever. I have been really really sick. I feel awful about it because I've let down my readers, my blog groups and my companies. I would think often of putting an update on my blog in case people wondered where I've been or why I've been so slow in bringing you information and pretty pictures. I just kept thinking, tho, that I would be through the broken bones, torn muscles and sickness any day. I really did. But it just went on and on and increased in severity.
I just found out last month that I have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder involving gluten. I've had autoimmune disease almost all of my life and one AI disease tends to garner others, so by the time I was diagnosed, my hubby had already figured it out, in the midst of some serious medical events that he was dealing with.
Thyroid disease is no newcomer for me either. I've been taking thyroid medication for 15 years. I'm generally pretty good at deciphering my thyroid and it's needs. I thought all of my normal hypothyroid symptoms were caused either by celiac disease or the stress of my husband's mystery illness My son caught this one and insisted that I get my thyroid checked. And I found out this week that it was way off.
So, all that to say this, I've been slapped down by some medical issues but it won't stop me. I'll be up and running hopefully normally within a couple of weeks. I instagram daily to keep up with the beauty world so you should look for my pictures there. Both my husband and I should be much better within a couple of weeks.
In the meantime, I'm testing some products that are going to interest you, I think, and I've posted teasers on Tumblr and IG. So to all my readers and brands, please hang in there. I promise you that I the near future, Polarbelle will have been worth waiting for.
How about you? What have you been up to? Share with me something beautiful you've discovered or an interesting thing in your life. ❤️❤️