This morning, I complained to my mom, and fiancé, that the abrupt, chilled temperatures (I refuse to say “cold”, it’s still freaking 60° or so) had caused my hair to revert to its curled, frizzy state. That was the only interesting part of my day, that humidity had swept under my straightened hair, and curled it. Two classes later, I was overjoyed with news that I was officially graduating in May (when you have relentless anxiety, there’s contentment in receiving information from the authoritative representatives of FSU directly, rather than simply an email... it’s hard to explain, okay. It’s weird, I know.) After taking a semester (or two...) off of college, it’s insane to think I’ll be graduating completely, 100% on time. While in the Assistant Dean’s office, more good news rang through, from my doctor’s visit. After TWO YEARS of unceasingly communicating the issues of weight gain, and, how no matter WHAT, it wouldn’t come off, I FINALLY had a doctor listen. Not belittle me, not tell me I was “wrong”, not make me feel crazy, or, like I was lying. He listened. And I was officially diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Finally. Tears began to puddle within my eyes, as I texted my family members the news. I’m aware that the path paved by hypothyroidism is one that is necessary to carefully navigate, but the relief that overflows my body, and mind, is unlike any other feeling I’ve had in YEARS. It’s all coming together. I finally have found the contentment I’ve craved for years. All it took was my unremitting devotion to MY health, believing I wasn’t crazy (and something unusual was happening to my body), and, a doctor who cared enough to truly listen, rather than simply hear. Keep your health in your own hands, and never settle for one doctor’s opinion, if you truly feel that isn’t worthy of reliance. I never presumed I’d be listened to, or I’d find a true reason behind my continuous struggle. Today, I am finally breathing a sigh of relief. Today, I am finally becoming at peace. 💛 If anyone has struggled with hypothyroidism and has any suggestions/information on what has helped, feel free to comment, or, PM me! I’m attempting to acquire as much information as I can.