Hello there, and welcome to my blog!
My name is Hannah and I am so happy you found your way here 🙂 Read on to learn some fun facts about me as well as the reasons why I decided to start writing.
Food is a passion of mine and whether I’m cooking, baking, eating or salivating over recipes, it gives me joy. Music is one of the best things in life and if I go a day without singing, you know I’m either sick or in a bad mood. I have played violin since I was six and enjoy fiddling around with the piano as well (haha, get it…) A beautiful sunset never fails to make me feel at peace. Hiking and long, solo walks are some of my favorite thinking times. My family means a lot to me, and although I complain sometimes, I enjoy being the youngest of four children. Above all, my faith is the most important thing in my life, and it has given me the strength to write about my experiences.
In August of 2017, I was officially diagnosed with PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome. PCOS is, simply put, a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age that affects 1 out of every 10 women. (To learn more about PCOS and what led to its discovery, check out my first blog post.) Although not entirely surprised by the diagnosis given my symptoms, it upset me and brought many questions to the surface. Why did I get this? How can I fix it? Five doctors and many appointments later, I have realized that the key to improving symptoms does not lie in a pill or drug: it lies in a holistic approach where you look at the root of the problem and focus on healing from the inside-out. This is so important!
I started writing because I want every woman out there who is experiencing hormonal issues, whether PCOS-related or not, to know that you are not alone. I want you to know that there is hope and that there is a way to feel better. I’m only in the beginning of my journey with PCOS, but I don’t want to just live with it, I want to thrive with it. And I want the same for you. Neither my journey nor my progress will be the exact same as yours, but I hope you’ll join me so we can go through this together. Here I will share with you details about my diagnosis, my progress and the steps I’ve taken towards healing, and (eventually) some PCOS-friendly recipes!