Hello Internet,

My name is Kristi Neumeyer and I am twenty something years old. I started a blog a few years back, but then dropped it as life got too crazy. I won’t say I’ve figured life out or have my shit together…does any one really ever? But, I will say I’m more together than where I was a few years ago. I work in the world of real estate development and I love what I do. Say what you will about developers, but I really don’t think I am the enemy and I work for a company who genuinely cares about the community and the people we are building for. In my personal life I love to workout, cook, dream up my future home, even though I probably can’t afford it as I blown all my money on cheese, and just spending time with my friends and family.

When I started my blog a few years back it was for two main reasons, one was to practice writing and the other was to share my stomach story and hopefully help someone going through the same thing. I wanted to practice writing, as I am dyslexic. This is something I don’t tell many people and have been embarrassed about my whole life. I don’t like to read because I suck at it and spelling takes a lot. As we all know, the best way to get better at something is through practice and even though I hate reading and spelling I do want to like them and I want to be good at them, so here I am. This summer I actually finished a book, which is a massive accomplishment for me. I’m pretty sure my family was more proud of me for finishing the book than for the fact that my mum and I had just biked across Italy. I will apologise in advance for any spelling or grammatical errors. If you find one and would like to kindly point it out and teach me the proper then then awesome! If you choose to go the other way and are going to be a jerk about it, then this is not the place for you. As my good friend Anne Robinson would say, “you are the weakest link, goodbye”.

Now for the stomach stuff… A few summers ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and in that same year I had about a foot of intestine removed. My doctors assumed I had had the disease undiagnosed for almost my whole life, which is why it was so bad and I had to remove the intestine right away. After the diagnosis my life really started to change, I couldn’t eat most of my favourite foods and I’d have to be on medication for the rest of my foreseeable future. Sometimes the fact that I can’t eat anything at a restaurant or that someone is staring at the scar on my stomach gets me down, but overall I am happy for the life change that I had to make. It has made me a healthier and more accountable person.

The reason I have called my blog Kronic Wellness is because I have decided that I am not going to be defined as someone with a chronic disease, I would much rather be defined as someone who is living chronically well, but with an edge, which is why it starts with a K, like my name… also because Chronic Wellness with a C was not an available domain name. On this blog I will talk about fashion, food, architecture, fitness, health, and so much more. There is no specific guideline as I think I need to share what make me happy at that moment and hopefully it will make you happy too!

Love you all,

Kristi

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November 3, 2017

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