Changing Priorities

No doubt, a diagnosis of lupus is devastating AND a relief to finally get a name to your pain. I have had to learn to change my priorities in life to find peace with my new self.

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At first, I was struggling to maintain my pre-lupus life. I was exhausted, emotional, and always coming up short. As I began to let go of less important expectations and to give myself permission to rest when needed, my emotional and physical health improved. As a former perfectionist, this was hard and took time.

Sometimes I mourn the loss of my old self. However, there are different seasons and stages in our life. This new season of life is challenging but is worth it. I am finding the balance.

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