Good middle of the night to my new friends and followers. Please bare with me as I have never created and stuck with a blog so I am just really learning the ropes. I wanted to create this for a mish-mash of people: First and foremost for people with fibromyalgia, like myself, to maybe get a little bit of encouragement in their day. We all need that sometimes. Secondly, I am creating this blog for people to learn all about fibromyalgia and what it's really like living with it. This blog is for friends, family members and people who are curious in general. Lastly, but not least, I am creating this blog for people who love to scrapbook and paper craft. I am really getting going with this and it has kept me sane. Especially on nights like tonight, where it's 2:00 in the morning and I'm not the least bit tired. Pretty typical thing if you have fibromyalgia. That's the good thing about having a hobby you can do at home in the middle of the night without disturbing anyone. You might even be able to make a little money at it even and I know how desperately people with this condition need $!!!
This is going to be sort of a diary for me and also a way of opening up to the world about the things I'm passionate about. I guess that's what blogs are for really, right? First I'd like to refer you all to my website to learn a little bit more about what it is I do. http://www.amyjrockstar.com/ - I have several little hobby-type businesses to keep me going since I can no longer hold down a "real" job. I have had to make drastic changes in my life and the job situation was one of the biggest ones and also one of the hardest changes. I really loved my previous job as an office manager for an environmental testing and consulting company. I felt like I had finally made it in life... was where I wanted to be and felt recognized for my abilities and very well compensated for it. Amazing what happens when you just get to where you think you are supposed to be in life. :)
Now I'd like to refer you to a little place I work when I can. It has become such a positive thing for me. Check out http://www.shopcapture.com/ - It's a scrap booking store here in Fort Collins, CO where we hold classes and crops and I get to make the kits for those. I get to make my own schedule and come when I can. It gets me out of the house and in a happy mood instantly, the second I walk in the building. I just love looking at all the pretty papers and stickers and everything else girly. I spend a lot of time there just browsing even though I'm there practically every day and it's not a huge store by any means. LOL I feel blessed that I can get out of bed to do that some days. Some days I still can't get out of bed, but that is becoming more and more rare. However, the recent weather changes have really been getting to me.
Thank you all for joining me tonight on my first blogging journey. I will be posting pictures and fun stuff soon, just have to figure out how this all works. I'd love to hear your feedback and comments and get some followers more than anything. I'm an open person with a kind heart and I am always here to lend an ear, a shoulder, or a smile. :0)
Good night and best wishes for a beautiful day filled with positivity! XO - AJ