My, my, my, how long it has been! Sorry for the long silence, was not intentional at all. It’s just been a whirlwind getting my affairs in order for beginning the next chapter of my life as I start work in Arkansas. So, yeah, been a bit hectic, so that’s one reason for the silence.

Secondly, I have been putting great thought into how to proceed with my blog in the sense of what I want to accomplish. Let me give you a little background.

When I started Treasures On The Sand, I wanted to utilize the blog as a lighthouse, a beacon of hope for all chronic pain warriors, including myself. Being in pain 24/7 is a darkness not easily broken, but I wanted it shattered for those in the midst of it so they could breathe again.

Now free of CRPS myself, there was this sense of guilt that washed over me, like I was leaving behind brothers and sisters in arms on the battlefield to fend for themselves. I tossed and turned with this guilt, not knowing what to do.

It was a conversation with my brother Micah that a realization came to me.

Why did I start the blog?

It hit me that, though my role has shifted from warrior to veteran, the role of my blog has not changed. It is still a lighthouse, I was just allowing this “survivor’s guilt” to keep me from being its keeper.

But no more!

This veteran is returning to the fight in not just a support capacity, but, as an ARPwave therapist at the Integrated Health and Wellness Center, I will be in the fight with you, helping you to break free from the shackles of chronic pain.

Treasures On The Sand has been and will continue to be a source of hope for all who seek it.