I had removed myself off some social medias, I kept Instagram because that is how I stay in touch with my tattoo artists. I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook because I need it for two important pieces of my professional self - as a writer, I can share my blog with the Chronic Illness bloggers and as a Fibromyalgia advocate, I have access to the International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute Alumni. On January 27, I accepted that I needed to use Facebook to restart my professional self again. I jumped in with both feet; it was an important week in the IFCI community, there was a CE class & certification renewal deadline. I decided it was time to be that persona again. I am rediscovering who I am - - - and the amazing part of rebuilding who I am in part of my life, I can pick and choose which pieces from my past life belongs here in the new world I am creating. Rebecoming a Fibromyalgia Adviser is one of my pieces.
The CE class last week's topic was suicide prevention, it's a mandatory to maintain active certification and it's done once a year in the coaching/advisor program with IFCI. When my mental health declined in 2021/2022, I slowly withdrew from the IFCI, up until spring 2022, I was still working with my coach. I stopped everything after my hospitalization in April. I love the IFCI community and I am grateful that even though we are in different countries, I had support from my coach. She checked in on me every now and then over the past two years. Now, I'm ready to be recertified and get back to learning and growing that part of my new self.