I feel like every month I exclaim “I can’t believe it’s _____” but it’s usually true. I feel like this whole year has passed by in a blur, and I’m ultra excited for the year to come.
November is usually a tough month for me, but I have a lot of exciting things coming my way so I hope that these events will help me to keep my spirits up. November 11th is my mom’s birthday and with the poppies everywhere, I find it impossible to avoid thinking about the day. Don’t get me wrong, I will always hold my mom’s memory very close, but sometimes it’s harder than others.
This month also marks the one year anniversary of my Crohn’s diagnosis, and it also happens to be IBD Awareness Month. In honour of my diagnosis and raising awareness, next week is going to be “Crohn’s Week” here at Dancing Through Life. I am going to share my story of being diagnosed with Crohn’s and give information on the steps I have taken to get to where I am today. I can honestly say that I feel 100% better physically than I did last year and am looking forward to sharing more of my story with you. I also interviewed some fellow IBDers through a survey and be sharing their stories with you as well. I will also be sharing some exciting news at the end of the week, so stay tuned!!
This weekend was action-packed, but absolutely a lot of fun! On Saturday I hosted a food drive at my Weight Watchers meetings in support of the Lose for Good campaign.
in non-perishable food donations!! Isn’t that amazing??? I’m so proud that we could make such a great contribution. With meetings all across the country having food drives of their own, we’re helping so many people who need it. Such a great feeling.
On Saturday night Joey and I went to a house party for some Halloween goodness. You know you went to musical theatre school when you can create a costume from the contents of your closet. I dressed up as a saloon strumpet. I didn’t get a full length picture, but I was wearing a black & pink corset, full black skirt with some fun accessories including black satin gloves and a gigantic feather in my hair. I took the opportunity to get another picture with Iris. That poor cat. We had a lot of fun at the party and met a lot of really interesting people. I love talking to new people!! I had some great conversations about food & nutrition and was even introduced to another girl with Crohn’s who manages her disease through diet. It was really fun to go out with Joey again. I know we live together, but the last couple weeks have been so busy that we haven’t had a ton of time to socialize together, which made it even more fun!
Did you have a good Halloween? What did you dress up as?