“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
Rest in Peace, Maya Angelou
Another favorite: “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” To all the moms out there that are suffering from postpartum alopecia – it is so rough to lose your hair at any point in your life, but isn’t it especially hard when you’re also caring for your newborn? A friend sent me this beautiful note: The journey into motherhood is so wildly unique and such a beautiful transformation… maybe the excess shedding is a sign to make space for your new role. Joy and purpose are found in the challenges of life.
Eleven months ago, my autoimmune disorder felt out of control, but with small changes, I’ve seen major growth in a short period of time. However, where I’ve seen growth, I’ve also seen loss. One month ago I had a full head of hair. Then I noticed a small spot and in the last couple of weeks I’ve continued to shed hair in that same area, (in the back), where it all started. Immediately, I became fearful; what if it all falls out again? I saw this and wanted to pass it along… to all that are struggling with alopecia, take good care and as always, please remember that you’re not alone! XO