Hi guys!! For a long time now I wanted to write something like this. I’ve had a lot of suggestions from my readers and my fellow bloggers to write more about me, so I am doing it now. And I am planning on doing it in the future too.
I have to tell you that when I first started writing this blog, I wanted to be totally anonymous. I wasn’t comfortable with being exposed over the internet and I didn’t want anybody to know who I am. And I didn’t want for people that know me personally to know about me writing a blog. Because there is still some sort of stigma around bloggers. At least in my country. According to everyone (who doesn’t write a blog) we are a bunch of spoilt girls who only write blogs to get free stuff and who doesn’t know a better way to spent their time. Aaaargh, and that’s the reason I was keeping this a secret for some time.
But then I realised I am doing this for myself and it really doesn’t matter what other people think. Well I am lucky enough that my husband totally gets it and that he encouraged me to start writing my blog, so I think this is one of the reasons I showed my face to you and told you what my name is :). And that I had the courage to show up at bloggers events :).
And now I am getting more and more comfortable with sharing me with you. So here are 5 facts you didn’t know about me.
Problems with my thyroid
Yes, I have mood swings, I sweat for no particular reason, I feel anxiety for no particular reason, my heart goes from 50 to 200 bpm in one day, I have acne breakouts, I feel cold all the time…. And all that is thanks to my lovely thyroid :). I love her when she works properly, but I hate her when she doesn’t. So I could say I have love-hate relationship with my thyroid. I call her a she and not it, because she’s always there for me and she keeps me company. I know everybody has one, but when it’s working properly, you don’t even know it’s there. But mine makes me feel like a crazy person sometimes, so it’s definitely a she :D.
It all started when I was pregnant with my first daughter. My heart would start pumping like crazy for no reason and it felt like it was going to jump out of my throat. And this happened twice a day or something like that. The doctors did EKG (ECG), everything they could think of, they even tested me for the thyroid hormones, but everything seemed ok at the time, even thyroid. They put on me Holter monitor so it monitored my heart for one day and that’s when they discovered my heart was going from 50 to 200 bpm.
They said this sometimes happens to a pregnant lady for no reason and it stops once she gives birth. But towards the end of my pregnancy this crazy heart pumping was becoming more and more present and when I gave birth they checked my thyroid again and this time it showed it didn’t work properly.
So I went to my GP and the rest is history so to speak. I even had my heart checked with ultrasound and luckily everything was ok. And then I went to thyroid specialist and he diagnosed me with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. And ever since I’ve been taking this little pill every morning (well right now I am changing it to an evening routine, because the thyroid is not working well and my specialist decided we should change the routine) and I feel better. But I don’t feel totally ok all the time. And for example I can’t drink coffee, because I start to sweat and I become anxious because of it. And my hair and nails are week because of my condition.
I actually never think of me as a person with a condition or something. I never think that there is something wrong with me (although it is), I actually never think about it at all. Sometimes when doctors ask me if I take any medication I even forget to tell them about my thyroid :). But when all the crazy stuff kicks in, that’s when I remember I have this little sponge that’s messing with me :).
I get my blood checked every three months and if there are any changes we go from there and decide how to change the dosage of medicine. Well I was with the specialist this Tuesday and now I am taking a bigger dosage and I do it in the evening. And we’ll see in three months if I feel normal again and if the blood tests will be ok, then the dosage is right, otherwise we change it a bit again and wait for another three months and so on. So it’s quite a long process to get it just right.
I love crocheting. This is so grandma thing, but I love it nonetheless. There is something calming about it and relaxing.
I don’t make napkins or stuff like that, but I do love making toys for my daughters. And they have quite the jungle already :D.
Yes, I am geeky. When I was a teenager I collected stamps. I don’t think it can get any geekier than that :). I don’t collect them anymore, but I still have them and they still feel special to me. And when I see stamps on envelopes it makes me smile and I instantly check them. So I guess I’ll be a stamp lover forever :D.
I love playing video games. Well at least I used to when I had the time. Now with the kids and the blog, I don’t have it anymore. I loved playing Sims, Tomb Raider,… And I love when my husband plays Assassin’s Creed 😀 I don’t actually play, just watch my husband and help him and we solve the riddles together and stuff like that. Is that silly? 😀 And I love the details on the architecture they make in this game. I loved the one that was happening in Firenze, because I love Tuscany and I think that was one of the reasons I like this game so much.
Shyness & Having Problems Making First Contact
I suppose this is a part of being a geek. I don’t know why, but ever since I can remember, I’ve had problems making first contact. Sometimes I feel so anxious about it and then I stop myself and calm down and say to myself: “What am I doing? Just go there and say hi and talk”. But it’s sometimes so much easier said than done. And I am noticing that many people have the same problem.
Being A Loner & Being Comfortable With It
You know when you’re home alone and that feels amazing? Well that’s me. Yes it feels great to chat with your friends or go out with them, but I feel great home alone too. I know some people who don’t understand me. They say that they can’t spend time on their own, they feel lonely and all, but I don’t. I know I have friends and I know I can call them if I wanted, so when I’m alone at home I never feel lonely. It’s actually the opposite, I recharge myself and relax and then I can go out and feel all the buzz.
Thank you for reading and see you in the next post with some nail art :). xoxo