If you’ve read my recent posts or seen my (semi) recent InstaStories, you probably know that I’ve decided to take the drug Accutane / Roaccutane / Isotretinoin in hopes to defeat my acne. I know that this is a highly controversial and pretty serious drug with a lot of potentially dangerous side effects that should not be taken lightly. Honestly, this is kind of the last resort in this ill-fated 5 year struggle I’ve had with my skin. I have absolutely thought long and hard about it and I’ve just reached the point where nothing helps enough so I am willing to at least try the drug and see how I react to it. I have reached my breaking point if you will. This decision and impending change have been on my mind. A lot. It’s honestly difficult for me to focus on much else. It’s not all bad as I’m enthusiastically researching skin care for dry skin and squirreling away products like an expectant mother awaiting her firstborn child. I know that’s trivializing things a bit, but it keeps me optimistic about what could potentially be a dreadful “treatment” period. Anyway, I thought I would go through a bit about my skin care woes and how I came to this point. I do not want this blog to turn into all things Accutane all the time, but I would like to discuss it, perhaps as an additional post each week. We’ll see. I have a lot of thoughts about this so-called “journey” and how I can share the experience in ways that may help others facing the difficult decision of starting this extremely brutal drug. More on that in a sec. 😉 Let’s start with how I got to this point….
I’m trying. I’m really trying to get a post up this week, but there’s just no time. It’s been so swamped that I have to prioritize and cleaning cat boxes has to come before a standard blog post with pictures & all the goods (though I’d rather do the latter 😂). I haven’t had the time or energy to even think about a topic, let alone write a post. So here we are. I thought I would just update you on life in my little insignificant world. I may need to be a bit vague in spots, but here we go…!!!
Let me start this out by wishing everyone the happiest of New Year’s!!! I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year’s Eve. I’m writing this on New Year’s Eve, so I can’t tell you how mine has gone yet, but it’s a pretty safe bet that I’ve spend it chilling at home with my mini zoo of furry friends. ? I’m not usually one for much in the way of celebration, resolutions or even reflection this time of year…or anytime really! This year though, I thought I would at least think back at 2016 and actually make note of things that I feel I have changed for the better throughout the year. I never make resolutions so I can’t tell you if I’ve kept them, but I do think I notice some changes in myself that I’m feeling good about! ☺️
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As I said, I thought I would begin the week by sharing with you why I choose to be cruelty free. Don’t get me wrong, I do from time to time mistake things as being cruelty free that are not. We all do. It kind of comes with the territory. But if I have a choice and I am able to purchase a cruelty free option, I certainly do my best to act accordingly. My reasoning is really quite simple. I love animals. There are few things that I love more than animals and the thought of harming them for something optional like cosmetics just breaks my heart. As a child I often thought that I wanted to be a veterinarian in order to help animals, but at the same time I knew that I couldn’t bear the idea of dealing with mistreated, abandoned, incurably ill and just generally suffering animals. It hurt too much to even consider. I know that as a veterinarian I would actually be doing my best to help those animals, but the thought just hurt too much. So, alas, I did not become a vet, but I still do what I can to help prevent unnecessary animal suffering by being a cruelty free consumer and, in some small way, an activist.