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The Blame Game

So as I sit in front of my laptop and type this, I have to say that having just celebrated my 31st birthday yesterday has brought on some clarity on my acne situation. As a person that has suffered with this disease since 15 with 1 or 2 years of clear skin due to medication/topicals, I have come to the epiphany that we as acne sufferers are masters of playing the Blame Game. This idea that we are the cause of our acne is reinforced by doctors, the media, well meaning friends/family and other

leelowe1

leelowe1

07/23/14

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08/05/14

 

When The Going Gets Tough....

It's pretty much a guarantee in life that we will face challenges. Some will be temporary and some will be life long. Acne is my life long challenge and right now, it is tough. At fist, it was just confined to one side of my mouth and then it spread to the other side. It went up to my lips and down to my chin. Now I have it on my cheeks, nose and forehead. It's lumpy, red, puss filled and just so embarrassing. For a brief moment i was thinking of covering it up with makeup but what would t

leelowe1

leelowe1

08/30/14

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09/01/14

 

Living Life

It's really weird for me to be writing a post entitled living life, especially when acne has dictated so much of my life. I let it keep me imprisoned for two months in the summer of 2012 and I almost let it drive me to the point of wanting to end my own life. Of course i have depression but acne was a big trigger for me and it has taken away so much of life that I can't even recount all the lost moments that I have missed. But this post is not about going back, it's about moving forward. I s

leelowe1

leelowe1

11/04/14

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11/04/14

 

Had An Epiphany Today

While many of my fellow peers were probably shopping or going to the beach or hanging out with friends, I took a ride to the cemetery in my area. I've always driven past it and had always wanted to stop in but never did. Well today was the perfect opportunity. I brought a snack, my bible, my notebook, my pen and i just sat there. I spoke to a woman who we will call C who is like my 2nd mama. We spoke about God and his grace and how we are being tested not because he hates us or is mad at u

leelowe1

leelowe1

08/21/14

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08/23/14

 

Peaks And Valleys

So anyone who has accomplished anything in life knows all about peaks and valleys. We usually have to go through a ton of valleys before we make it to the peaks. And even then, it doesn't imply that there will be no more turbulence to go through. That's life. Well right now, I am in a valley so deep that I can't even see the top of the peaks. Since last Monday, my acne has just exploded and it's been inflammation after inflammation after inflammation and there is no end in sight. It's also

leelowe1

leelowe1

07/13/14

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07/14/14

 

The Beginning......

Hi guys! This is definitely not my first rodeo when it comes to blogging, especially when it comes to my acne but it is my first experience strictly devoted to the emotional aspect of having a skin disorder that most people grow out of by the time they're in their 30's. Acne has had a more psychological impact on my life than any other single event. It also has the dubious honor of extending over half of my life as I am 30 and I have been dealing with this in one form or the other since I was

leelowe1

leelowe1

07/09/14

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07/13/14

 

Why Do We Go Through The Tough Times?

I have gotten to a point in my life where i don't feel the need to always question God for the things that happen to me. It just becomes a part of life. It doesn't make it any easier to go through these things none the less. My acne for instance. 16 years and counting - the embarrassment, the struggle, the explaining to people what happened to my skin.......it's tough. I feel like giving up, i do but as God has come to mean more to me than anything else, i have learned that Christians don't

leelowe1

leelowe1

08/18/14

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08/18/14

 

The Strength To Keep On Fighting

I want to start out by saying I am grateful for all the trials I have been through. I have learned so much about myself and I have found that my support system is the best. Also, I have come to learn that FAITH can make any hopeless situation not so hopeless because at the end of the day, there is a God who rises with the sun and sets with it. I have discovered an inner peace through my FAITH that has not been there before and I thank God for instilling it in me. This does not mean ever

leelowe1

leelowe1

10/23/14

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10/24/14

 

Living Above It All

It's fascinating to me when I see people with adversity that go about their day like nothing is out of the ordinary. Some of these people have life changing disabilities that are highly visible and yet they go out and LIVE not just EXIST. I so want to be that person that overcomes. I am struggling though, I truly am. I know this is not God's plan for me, it can't be. Maybe this struggle is meant to build endurance for me and most definitely patience. I pray to God to relieve me of this phy

leelowe1

leelowe1

07/17/14

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07/19/14

 

At The Crossroad

So many ions ago, the rap group 'Bone Thugs-n-Harmony' made a song called 'Meet me at the crossroads'. It was basically talking about friends that had passed on and meeting them up in the afterlife. Well the title of the song got me thinking that we all have many crossroads in our daily lives. Times when we are faced with decisions, often difficult ones which have the ability to change the course of our lives. I am in that exact spot right now in 2 specific areas: 1) my career 2) my

leelowe1

leelowe1

08/05/14

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08/05/14

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