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Due to ongoing health issues I have been on steroids for about two years. I am in the process of weaning off of them and coming off the steroids is doing wonders for my self esteem. I may not feel pretty commonplace, but I feel like I am looking closer to pretty commonplace than I have in almost a decade. I am actually doing fancy things like my nails, and my hair. I spoiled my skin with a mask last night.

So what has changed? The steroids had left me with a “moon face” and “buffalo hump”. These are basically fat deposits on the face, and mid upper back. My features are sharper again. My clothes fitting better (although this may have had something to do with my recent closet declutter as well).

I am not cringing and hiding from mirrors any more. I might even hang a full length one. This my friends, is progress.