Where to begin? Where to begin?
I’ve so much to say. It’s been so long since I’ve posted.
Well… right now I am loopy out of my mind on prednisone, but so energetic. I’ve gotten so much done this week with all this extra energy it is providing! But, I will get to quit the devil-pills tomorrow when I go back to the rheumy to start my Enbrel again. Ran out of refills and it’s my fault for missing a previous doctor’s appointment, but life has just been so crazy busy!
The Enbrel has been working for me, so I’ve been trying to make up for all the lost time when I was down and out for the count.
And one of the things I’ve been doing now that I’m feeling like an actual semi-healthy human being is really taking stock of where I am in life and where I want to be – particularly in my career. So, with that being said……
In 2014, I started this blog to help me cope with my Ankylosing Spondylitis diagnosis. I have now decided to expand upon the blog and the #kickinas that I use in my Instagram posts to create a company. From now on Kickin’ AS is a website and brand whose goal is to spread awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis and inspire and inform AS patients and their loved ones.
This website will have my blog, of course, that I will now actually start updating again to talk about my own journey with the disease; it will have links to resources, recipes for autoimmune paleo meals, tips for family and friends who want to help their AS Warriors, and an ecommerce site that sells Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness merchandise. 10% of the profits will go towards AS research – because WE WANT A CURE!
I’ve always wanted to find a way to help my community and to somehow do something good with this challenging illness. This new business/website allows me to make contributions to my chronic illness community and I get to use my passion for writing. What could be better than joining things that mean so much to me?
Right now the blog and e-commerce site are still undergoing some construction, but I hope you will take a look around anyway!
Thank you for your continued support in all of my CRAZY endeavors.
Gentle Hugs and Extra Spoons to you all! XoXo