A New Day


I’ve had a brief hiatus from blogging and vlogging. This past year and a half has been challenging for everyone. But throughout it all Kay Jay and I kept setting goals, kept pushing through. We knew this would pass and we wanted to come out of it with some growth.

Even though it may have not gone the way I wanted it to go, I have definitely grown and learned so much in the past year.

First I am grateful I never got sick. Many people died, suffered permanent injuries. Many nurses were so overwhelmed they left the field entirely! We all forget, at times, how devastating this plague was. Not even in the sense of masking and social isolation, but physically killing and wounding millions of people world wide.

I’m grateful for my new role in nursing. I’m enjoying a role that works more closely with physicians and I am learning so much.

I’m grateful for my recovery. I have stayed sober throughout the entire pandemic! Since I’ve adopted my two baby kitties, they have never seen me drink. This is huge in ways no one can truly grasp unless they were with me in my lowest darkest points.

I’m grateful for all my friends and family. I don’t walk through this life alone.

I’m excited to keep learning and growing. I still want to work on my health because after becoming sober, I have used food in ways that aren’t healthy and I am finally at a place where I can tackle these challenges.

I am learning so much about anti-fat bias and I am trying to approach my wellness journey from a place that doesn’t demonize my own fatness or anyone else’s fatness. Fatness doesn’t equate health. I want to improve my energy level, my blood pressure, my cholesterol. I do want to lose weight but I acknowledge this is largely due to society and my own deeply rooted anti-fat biases that I am still grappling with. I have hated my body for a long time and that doesn’t just change overnight or after one podcast (lol).

Thank you Kay Jay for being on this journey with me.

Peace and Love,

Shim Sham

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