My name is Talia, I am 29, a New Yorker and I love life. I live by the ocean along with my husband, our pug mix, and lupus. I do not love lupus.
When I was sixteen I was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease. There have been ups and downs in my health in which I denied the existence of the disease for a long time, refusing to fully acknowledge that I needed to be responsible for my health.
How can it be that I have lupus? I look healthy. They must have it all wrong.
In May of 2013, I decided to claim responsibility for my health after a flare. This blog was created with the intent to share my journey to become a stronger version of my weaker self. Both physically and mentally.
As I set out to see if I could rebuild myself, 52 miles per month represented my running goals- could I complete 52 miles each month? I found out that I could. Gradually I made running, yoga, and living a healthier lifestyle my prerogative. Sometimes I’m uber successful, other times I fail in my endeavors.
Though this blog was initially about running, it has evolved as I have grown. I am full of opinions and have a propensity to share them.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Much love, Talia
You have a nice blog and wishing you all the luck in completing your goals. I’m also new to this community, I started my blog around last week of august. I write more about my travel journeys. Looking forward to see more from you 🙂
Thanks so much! Glad you stopped by!
Good for you for taking control of your life and your health! I hope you continue to reach your goals.
Thank you! Every day is about trying 🙂
Hello Talia! I was so glad you followed my blog, which in turn led me to yours! You have a great voice, I was instantly caught up in your story. I have a lot of respect for people who set their minds on something and they achieve it. Keep being strong and inspiring all of us. Have a great day! 🙂
Thanks so much, Yael! I look forward to reading your posts as well!
Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog! I appreciate it very much. 😀
Thank you for visiting mine!
Sweet site you have here, Talia! Thanks for visiting my blog, I’m looking forward to keeping up with yours. All the best and hope you had a great Christmas! 🙂
Thank you and thanks for stopping by! I look forward to reading yours as well. Have a happy new year! I can’t even believe we are saying that already… Wasn’t it just summer?!
I love your blog, you’re an inspiring person!
That’s such a kind thing to tell a person. I can’t explain through a keyboard how such a simple sentence can make me feel so wonderful! Thank you.
I’m glad this simple sentence could exactly convey how I felt when reading your blog. (-:
Hi Talia, that sounds pretty inspiring 🙂 thanks so much for following my blog!!
Morning! Congrats – you are one of the winners of my New Year competition and have won free advertising on my blog for a week. There is an issue with the widgets at the minute but I will sort this out asap!!
Have a lovely day!
Ah! This is exciting, I’m feeling pretty honored! Thanks so much!
You’re very welcome!
The widgets are working and your advert is up – I’m sorry it’s a bit dark! Can you do me a favour and let me know if you have an increase in traffic? it would be really useful to see if it has an impact or not…
Thank you for visiting my blog! My friend’s daughter (12) was just diagnosed with lupus. They were stationed in Puerto Rico (they’re from Texas) when she came down with mysterious symptoms. They were far away from family and it was so scary for all of them. She went through chemo to repair kidney damage and is now doing better, but I know my friend worries very much for her daughter’s future health. I’m glad to have found your blog 🙂
I’m glad you found my blog then too 🙂 being diagnosed is terrifying, as is the process of diagnosis. I went through an entire year on not knowing what was “wrong” with me. Thankfully I have never been on chemo. My worst experience was being put on steroids which I am no longer on. A girl I knew growing up went through chemo when her kidneys went into failure. She is currently 29 and living life to the fullest- I’m happy to report that!
Yeah my friend’s daughter was put on steroids and it was awful too. I’m glad for people like you and her who share their story with others 🙂
What an inspiration you are! Great blog, too. I look forward to your posts.
Hey! Thanks for stopping by and thank you so much! Sometimes I’m inspirational, sometimes I’m anything but 🙂 … Life as a regular human!
Great blog Talia!
Thank you so much! Your blog is great! I aspire to be talented in the kitchen… to no avail.
You’ve got yourself a new follower 🙂 I love your blog and I will definitely be back for more 😀
Yes! Love a new follower. Please swing by my post called “why” from the other day and share about yourself 🙂 I’m trying to get to know a little more about my people!
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You are such an inspiration! Love your blog… I am following to read more… 🙂 cheers.
Thank you so much! That means a lot to me, glad you’re following. 🙂
Thank you for visiting my bog and leaving such a positive comment. I am drawn to your positive, full of life and hope attitude. I look forward to exploring more on your blog and learning from those who have been living this much longer then I.
I love connecting with others, especially ones that can relate! The struggle is real sometimes 😉 it’s a journey we are all in together. I’m not always positive, but I try to find the beauty in everything in this world. There is so much positivity around us. It helps to be reminded of that. Glad we could find each other! Thanks for following 🙂
You have no idea how reassuring it is to read what a fantastic life you lead. You see, my daughter (Lilly, age 3) was recently hospitalized for 3 weeks & while she remains undiagnosed (“general vasculitis” her discharge orders say), her rheumatologist believes she is on the path to lupus. Not knowing a thing about lupus whatsoever, I stumbled upon your blog through a quick google search. I imagine my daughter will one day be as humorous, artistic, well-spoken & tickled by yoga as you are. And you are very pretty! You are a lot like I imagine my Lilly will look & act when she’s 27.5. But right now she’s 3.5, and she loves playdoh, reading superhero books & all things My Little Pony. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I’ve hung onto your every word, excited to see that lupus can’t suppress such a sweet demeanor. Thank you for making this scared momma feel a tad more at ease with what’s to come.
Comments like yours are the reason I keep coming back to blogging! This means the world to me, so thank you so much for that. Part of the reason I wanted to blog was to explain what it was like coming to terms with having lupus and what it’s like to live with it. I am very fortunate and grateful for the wonderful and fulfilling life that I live. I am under the impression that life is what you make of it- we all have our battles, this is mine. It doesn’t mean that I can’t live and enjoy living. I am happy to hear this gave you hope for your daughters future, I know my mom was terrified as we were going from doctor to doctor to solve the mystery of my health. At that time is may have been more difficult for her than it was for me. Please let me know if you have any questions ever- my email is email@example.com