I was always a very "outdoorsy" gal myself (I'm also a Georgia Peach ), not much of a sun worshipper...but I loved being outside. When I got my diagnosis of SLE a few months back, I went nuts and hid in my house all day.
After talking to some family members who are photosensitive (all have Lupus to some extent), they told me that I didn't have to TOTALLY avoid the sun...just to use SPF protective clothing, sunscreen, and stay in the shade when I could. I found this site:
They have the CUTEST SPF+ clothing...I love their sun hats. I use an SPF of at least 75 when I go out, and try to time my excursions for either earlier or later in the day (not for around noon when the sun is at it's worst). I also keep myself very well hydrated...and have had no problems since. I even went to the beach (under an umbrella most of the time), and got in the water with my SPF+ clothes on...looking mildly goofy (hey, gotta be honest), but I kept my health in mind and cared more about that.
It's a lifestyle change that is no fun, but you can live with it. This is what worked for me...now find what works for you!!
Best of luck, and welcome!