I mean I never really went away but you might have noticed that all my content over the two-months or so has revolved around YouTube and beauty. Where did my style posts go. No, I didn’t decide to focus on beauty 100% nor did I give-up on personal style. I was taking a pretty much doctor ordered rest. So grab some popcorn and get ready for the (promised) tale of what exactly happened.
The summer started off well enough. I had looks planned, photo sessions booked, etc. Then I started have knee issues around the end of June, it was horrible but I had to take it a little easy. I went on a mini-vacation and by the time I got back and celebrated my birthday, I could barely bend my left knee. While I should’ve stayed in and done a full rest, I wasn’t going to let a little knee pain keep me down, so I grabbed a cane and hobbled myself to the hair salon to get my roots done. BIG MISTAKE. While editing some videos, I went to grab my laptop charger and heard/felt a pop in my knee followed by all the pain, like ALL the pain.
Keep in mind we are only at the 2nd week of July. After icing my knee for the rest of the weekend it became clear that I wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon. I worked from home for the next week, canceled all events for the next two weeks and my pre-planned photo sessions. I could barely put weight on my leg and needed a crutch to walk. After a few weeks the swelling went but the pain stayed. My leg was either in a brace or wrapped in KT Tape, neither of which looked good with any of the looks I wanted to style and show everyone, let alone I could barely stand without assistance.
This was when I made the choice after consulting with my doctor back home, I needed to put a hold on my styling posts and let my knee heal. It wasn’t worth me twisting it the wrong way or falling all in the name of getting the perfect shot. I canceled pretty much all events, photo shoots, etc that I could and barely left my apartment. I threw all my energy into YouTube. In fact, it got to the stage where I was suffering from paranoia and had apartment complex security installed. The security solution I got was fantastic, but I couldn’t help but feel like mentally I was degrading to a state of unnecessary fear – all caused by an accident. I would sit and watch the home camera system day and night, and refuse to go sleep out of fear something would come near my apartment.
Now, a little over 2 months since the ordeal started my knee is FINALLY (fingers crossed) starting to heal. I’m down to just wearing KT Tape a few days a week and using a quad-cane for as-needed support. This means I can slowly start getting back to doing my I love.
It’s been hard this summer, wanting to get up and style an outfit and show off some amazing plus-size style but knowing I couldn’t. I really do enjoy getting up and styling fun looks and sharing them with everyone. I’m sure I lost a view readers/followers but for those that have stayed with me, I thank you. I love you all and I hope you love all the looks and content I have planned for the rest of the year.