My name is Sofia, and this is my story.
I am an avid lover of nature and the great outdoors; of mountaintops and alpine lakes, of flowered meadows and wooded hills, of the sea and the sand between my toes, and anything else that involves being out in God’s great planet amongst the products of His creation.
I am passionate about fitness, nutrition, and natural medicine and have spent years working as a personal trainer, competed in bodybuilding events, been an avid lifelong runner, and even written for various blogs and magazines on such subjects.
I have always been the girl with boundless energy and the ability to achieve anything I have ever set out to accomplish…
And then one day the nightmare began…
…and little by little I lost everything that had once defined the person I was, and all I could do was helplessly watch my former life slip away.
My name is Sofia, and I have chronic Lyme disease.
I am here to share my story and offer hope to all who suffer from Lyme or any other chronic illness.
After over a year and a half of agonizing and often unbearable pain, unanswered questions, countless doctors and specialists seen, multiple rounds of alternative therapies, and many dark and perplexing days spent in tears wondering if I’d ever get better, I have finally received the diagnosis I was searching for and am ready to share my journey with you, each step of the way.
I am and always will be a fighter. I will fight for both the life that I had and the health that I lost, and then some. It is my desire that you would fight too; that you wouldn’t regard a diagnosis as a death sentence, and look forward toward a future that is better than the past.
This blog was started as a means to both spread awareness and to encourage hope. Like its title, I sincerely pray that you would become fixed on hope, no matter what the circumstances or prognosis may say.
“Against all hope, he believed in hope…And not being weak in faith…He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully persuaded that what God had promised, He was able to perform.“
Romans 4:18-20 selected