Having Crohn’s has taught me what matters most in life. It’s taught me how to connect with my inner strength. It’s taught me how to sacrifice what I want now for what I want more in the future. It’s taught me how to accept what was, what is and what is to come. It’s taught me how to be grateful for the life I’ve lived and how to look forward to the journey ahead. Most importantly, it’s taught me how to prioritize myself.
Tara claims, “Radical Acceptance is the willingness to experience ourselves and our life as it is.” I became willing to experience it all fully without the façade and that’s when my life really began to change for the better.
It was an incredibly lonely time in a life full of loneliness but it’s also when things really started to turn around for me.
Don’t let people who are afraid to live their own lives tell you how to live yours!
Don’t let pain keep you from the life you want.
Living with an autoimmune disease.
Never give up! You can overcome the challenges life throws at you!
Being diagnosed with Crohn’s as a child made life very difficult. Feeling like I had no one to talk to made that struggle so much harder than it needed to be.