Today is Day 1 of my journey. I have been dealing with low back pain, tingly shoulders, pain and tingling in my right hip, unexplained GI issues, and now toe pain for the last several years. I've been to doctor after doctor, spent money and time with chiropractors, PTs, massage therapists, float tanks, crytotherapy...everything. All for nothing. I've blown my flex spending money within months each year and medical expenses have been my biggest expense for far too long. I'm 30 years old and I feel like someone far more aged. The last two years have been years of restriction. Restriction from weight lifting like I used to, restriction in cardio, restriction in social activities. Mostly from the constant fatigue I experience. I thought everything was tied to my diagnosis of leaky gut, hashimotos, scoliosis, etc. Yet, amazingly, I found a functional medicine doctor that care so much about me that she told me to forget those things, to not define myself by those diagnoses, and to read The Divided Mind. I read all 365 pages of that book on 3 days (bought it 5 days ago) and even have gone back to read parts of it again already. I was flabbergasted at how much that book spoke to me. I haven't started the journaling process yet but I know that I have a lot of pent up emotions. I recently broke up with my bf of 2 years bc I was starting to feel like I was locked up. Come to find out, it probably wasn't him that made me feel that way but was more of inability to deal with the guilt, resentment, and not feeling good enough parts of myself as I go through stressful job stuff. I can't wait to get this journey started and feel better!