Hello world!

Published July 16, 2015 by aspooniesmakeupbag


Hello, thanks for stopping by. I’m Nita, a 40 something year old spoonie with a fascination of makeup, all things nerdy, Disney, and Zombies.

I’ve decided to start a blog as a way of  first healing my mind, being in pain every waking (and non waking) moment can kill one’s spirit.

Secondly I wanted a way to reach out to the world and hopefully shed light for those on the outside looking in on the various illnesses that make up the spoonie community.

Lastly I wanted a way to show other spoonies (and non spoonies), whatever age you are , that it’s ok to have bad days but there are blessings in everything we go through.

I also needed an outlet to explore my ever-growing obsession with makeup. Those closest to me kept telling me most of my life to go to school and do makeup professionally or teach seminars and while I do love makeup and do feel that I have a knack for it, I just don’t think I have the will to start all over in my early 40’s. That doesn’t mean I can’t still share my love of makeup with the world, from my comfy bed.

So this blog will be my quest to explore who I am, find a purpose late in the game, or shall I say re-purpose, and hopefully reach out to someone in need that may be struggling to cope with being sick or that may be struggling with understanding someone they know who has an invisible illness.

Over the course of this blog You’ll get to know more about me and more about the many illnesses that make up our spoonie family. I will also do reviews of all my passions… makeup , books, topics …ect.  There maybe entries that are just simply me rambling about my illness (to help keep my mind clear and spirit from fading) and there may be posts that are just a quick hello, my goal is to hopefully have you get to know me and me you in return.

If I can reach just even 1 spoonie and make their day less lonely, hopeless, or horrid … well, than my job is done. If I can shed light for just 1 person who is scared and frustrated, and angry, and confused about a loved one who is suffering something they can’t understand … again , my job is done.

Lastly if I can spark an interest for someone just starting out with makeup and who doesn’t know where to start, than …. well you get the idea.

Well, that’s all for now, I just wanted to introduce myself. Thanks for taking a look inside this spoonie’s makeup bag and untill next time too all my spoonie darlings out there , life doesn’t have to be centered on just our illnesses, I hope that today find’s you in less pain and with more spoons, and remember spoonie darlings, ALWAYS reserve a spoon for a little lip gloss.

6 comments on “Hello world!

  • I’m so proud of you for starting this blo. I am here for you and wish you the best of luck on your new mission. I hope everything works out for you. Love always, your hubby..


  • Hey Nita I think its great that you can do awesome work with makeup keep it up I also had a drive for it before but not no more lol but you have a awesome gift with makeup and I think u can do what you want what ever it is.. I know we don’t really talk I keep to my self but you have my support my god bless you more every day!!💋💋


  • Nita,
    I can’t imagine what it’s like to cope and live through the pain that you do. I will share with you that 3 yrs ago I was diagnosed with RA. The arthritis was so severe in the joint of my foot that the doctor wanted to replace it. Instead he sewed a wire through the bone marrow to allow for the best movement without replacement.
    There are nights , especially when the weather goes from hot to cold that my elbows, knees, and hips all hurt and crack son terribly that I’ve cried. Sometimes maybe only my right side hurts…i never know. My hand will hurt so bad on days that I can’t close it around the aleve I’m trying to take. I wish I could take the arm off and put it on a shelf until it’s better! Lol
    I will do yoga to help, and that does sometimes. But i broke my foot twice now since the bone is so weak.
    I stay as active as I can, I try to eat right, and smile…some days I try not to wince at pain when I bend down to get a pan from the cabinet and my knees hurt so bad I can’t get up..i don’t even want my boyfriend to see me like that. He knows a single mother of 4 boys who runs the show! 🙂
    And…no one really knows…but my family . My brother also has an autoimmune disease that eats away at his muscels…
    I will never claim to know how you feel…but you are not alone sister. 🙂
    On the nerd side…I’ve play video games…love comic book superheros, zombies, and all things science. Lol. So i will have to join in on some of your conversations as you move along with your blog.
    I think it’s great that you’ve started this and I wish you success and happiness!

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    • Awe Amy, I send you heaps of love my spoonie sister. You know what its like living in constant pain. It gets hard to try and explain to people how debilitating our illnesses are. Most of the time I just smile through it. I have been doing yoga, but I do only 10 minutes, than meditate for 1/2 hour, and than I listen to a play list of strength empowering songs (which includes the Eye of the Tiger, see told ya I was nerdy lol).

      I love my Marvel Universe, all things zombie, and I am PS girl, xbox systems fustrate me lol. I love me the Scifi world, cosplayers and larpers (they simply fascinate me). I’m a huge book reader (e-reader sometimes -NOOK not kindle) but I still love my hard print, there is nothing that can replace the satifing tactile feel of holding a hard print book compared to an e reader, but the e reader does allow me to read on days whwre my pain wont allow me to hold a book. I also love all thinga yarn related.

      Thank you so so so much for the support, I hope that you will find strength through my journey and that you find relief when you have pain flairs. Soft hugs and lots of love to you. Xox


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