About a month ago my Vitamin D test came back as a 30 in a range of 30-60. It was fairly low, and needed some help. After I started a supplement of 5,000 units a day, I started having more energy, and feeling better. I have noticed a significant impact of the Vitamin D on my energy and symptoms of the Lyme since I paused the IV therapy. I recommend everyone to check their levels and start a high dose D Vitamin to at least see how they feel after a week. I noticed a significant change in the first 3 days, more energy, higher spirits, more motivation. I sleep well at night, but not as long, and I get stuff done in the daytime. It's worth a try, I have been working and exercising and keeping out straight busy, yet I am not going downhill, in a wheelchair, having spasms, etc. That is a really good sign after the past 2 years I have had. I am embracing it and living life to the fullest, and making sure to take all my medicines on time! A pill a day keeps the fatigue away.... maybe? I'd be interested in hearing everyones feedback on how this works, please comment here if you do try it!
Three weeks ago while at work, there was a beauty pageant hosted on a local level, with 8 female contestants all looking gorgeous and around my age bracket. I got curious and asked questions about whether there was an entry fee. Before long I was signed up for a pageant. Fresh out of a committed relationship, I needed something to distract me and boost my self esteem while I overcame the heartbreak and the beauty pageant world fell into my path. Some of the pageants award scholarship money just for participating, but all are free and worth the try. I have met some amazing girls in my first two pageants, along with winning $500 in scholarship money and gaining experiences and confidence of a lifetime, all in just 3 weeks! I have been doing well, my talent being rifle spinning, my platform of lyme disease awareness and interview skills at the forefront of my success. One day I hope to win a local title, where I will progress to the Miss NH stage, and maybe sometime between now and me turning 24 years old I will even get the honor of representing the state of New Hampshire and getting some things changed for Lyme Disease Awareness as Miss New Hampshire. The chance to gain the scholarship money inspires me to look into a long time passion of being a vet. Without going to 8 years of school, I can get my associates in Vet Technology and one day specialize in horses or zoology or exotic animals, all things I'm so passionate about. I believe this is what I want to do for my steady career, along with pursuing the Damsel In Defense business on the side and training horses. Even when I feel like my life is shooting into 15 different directions I try to recenter myself and realize that I am doing really well and overcoming Lyme Disease for a purpose, and one of these many directions I'm going will be the greatest thing to happen in my life, and affect the lives of those around me in a positive way. So I persevere and give each direction my all, waiting for the 'pay day' of sorts where I can see it fall into place and know the purpose of all things I have suffered and struggled with, yet grown from.
A few months ago I was at a wedding where I met a very unique women. Her job was selling non lethal women's self defense weapons. In a very new business, created just 2 years ago, called Damsel in Defense, she puts on home parties, run similar to avon or pampered chef, where she displays the products and sells these important novelty items to women and even men of all ages for gifts, personal use, raffles, stocking stuffers, and more. Between the alarms, mace, stun guns, and recently the new kits the company has come out with, it is a very broad range of tangible items that every woman, family, apartment, and businesswoman needs. From the partying young adult, to the child with that long walk to the bus stop, to the older woman walking to her car after work in the dark far parking lot, everyone needs to be prepared for the worst. I was so inspired by the fresh concept that I decided I could do it very well. It is something I am passionate about. Finally after months of research and looking into it, I have my launch party on the 16th of this month to begin the business that I know will change lives down the road. 1 in 5 women have experienced or continue to experience the horror of sexual assault, and it is time they are armed and provided an escape from that terrible hell! With any questions on the products or how to host a party in your own home e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be willing to work with people from out of state even, to do online parties or just sell the product and ship it directly to you. Here's to a new passion, one I can carry with me in my purse and prevent a future tragedy!