It seems hard to believe that I haven't shared a post in awhile, but I'm officially back and boy, do I have a lot of updates to provide.
As some of you may already know, I took an art director position with a communications and strategy agency in February of 2022, and my last day with the agency was at the start of October. I learned so much in my almost two years with them, had the opportunity to work with national and global brands, and worked with so many wonderful people.
I got engaged last March to one of my favorite humans on this planet, and he completed his residency and chief year at Naples Community Hospital. We've since moved from Naples, Florida, and are now living in the beautiful, historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. We just moved this past June, but I have already fallen in love with this incredible place. It is still a challenge for me to live so far from my hometown in New York and all of my family, but I try to get back home to visit as often as I can.
Probably one of the biggest updates to share is that I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) last December after an almost five-year health journey trying to figure out why my physical and cognitive health was declining. After many, many MRIs (I've lost count at this point), two lumbar punctures and three different neurologists including an MS specialist, I received the official diagnosis a few weeks before the new year. It's been a challenging year since then, and in my next post, I'll share more details about my journey with MS, but this is ultimately what made me take a good, long look at my life and decide to make some changes.
I want to get back to prioritizing both my mental and physical health. I want to be able to dedicate time to my passion for writing and sharing content. I want to write and publish another book, as well as some children's books. I want to plan a truly unique wedding that is a personalized experience for us and our guests. I want to explore alternative therapies in addition to my medications to ensure I'm living life to the fullest. I want more adventures, date nights, trying new foods and seeing new places. I want to get back to helping people, because I truly believe that is my purpose in life: to help others feel less alone.
I plan to share all of the above and more with all of you, and I am so incredibly excited about doing so. Until then, "Guess who's back, back again? Yes, I'm back. Tell a friend." And remember, Be Love. Give Love. Receive Love. Repeat.