except I don't have the flu." She's now focused on ways to "keep my soul happy" which includes beauty and fashion updates.
"If I dressed for how I felt I would wear a duvet around everyday but it's nice to look at myself and feel 'normal' on the outside even though you would never know the pain I'm in on the inside," she said.
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The 20-year-old from Dublin said she was inspired to be more transparent about the non-Instagrammable moments of her life amid the backlash in the Irish blogging community about over-editing or manipulating images on their feed.
Chan took a break from updating her blog, both to focus on improving her health, self doubt and "pure laziness" and is back with a bang - reflecting on the importance of being honest with the members of a community you helped build.
What you see online isn't always real life." Chan said she's had to adapt to a "new normal" which involves constant pain, adding: "y joints and muscles all over my body ache almost everyday, I get migraines and I'm constantly exhausted due to chronic fatigue.
Basically it feels like my body is sick - you know that horrible pain your body gets when you have the flu..
She also revealed she has been battling fibromyalgia, which is a disorder that affects pain receptors in the body, as well as fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.