Hello! I’m Brandi, follower of Christ, wife to an amazing, supportive husband, blessed mother to four sweet children, and fibromyalgia thriver. I am a Navy veteran living in South Carolina where I spend my days cherishing the time with my children as well as homeschooling, cooking, baking and blogging.
After many years of struggling with body aches, joint stiffness, seasonal depression, severe back spasms, sensory sensitivities and other various ailments, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. In Winter 2012, I started on my way to becoming well again and regaining a ‘normal’ life.
Through my journey I have learned that living with fibromyalgia and chronic pain does not have to be merely surviving life, but thriving it! We are fibromyalgia thrivers!
When I first started on my road to recovery and healing with fibromyalgia and chronic pain, my physician and therapist recommended that I keep a journal. A journal to track my pain as well as my thoughts at the end of each day. It’s a way for me to release any emotions from the day and send them into the universe. A way to empty the burdens, negative energy, or any other emotion to be rid of them in order to reduce stress and my overall pain. My Fibro Journal.
I have decided to share my journal with my readers. A way for this fibro mom to be raw and real with my readers to reveal that we all struggle, celebrate, and embrace our ups and downs.
Please understand that everyone is different in their journey with fibromyalgia and/or chronic illness. This is my journey, my stories, my vulnerability to share with you in order to help in some way. It is in no way to compare my journey with yours or to minimize your pains, feelings, or experiences.
In return, I ask for you to also not minimize my pains, feelings or experiences, and for you to be open-minded and open-hearted to anyone living with a chronic illness.
My stories and interviews have been featured:
- Meet the Blogger with Chirleen from A Harvest Reaped
- This is ME! with Louise from the Get ‘Up’ and Go Guru
- What I Would Say to Doctors at Fibromyalgia Awareness
- How I Make It As a Mom, Blogger, and Fibromyalgia Thriver with Tanya at My Fruitful Home
Our family photos were taken by our dear friend, Valerie Hombach. Please visit her site and be amazed at her natural talent of capturing those beautiful moments.