When everyone was discouraging me from making different choices for my life, Jesse was always there to encourage me to live my own life and make my own mistakes. Knowing he was just a text or call away gave me so much strength and courage to confront the world.
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.
I was diagnosed with severe Crohn’s at eight years old. Getting through each day was such a struggle but over time I learned how to better prepare myself for being out in the world. I had to plan ahead for any possibility every time I left the house. Eventually that turned into carrying a giant purse with literally everything but the bathroom sink. Here is a list of the basics I made sure to never leave home without.
Don’t let people who are afraid to live their own lives tell you how to live yours!
Today is probably my favorite throwback of the year! I arrived in Ecuador on this day 3 years ago for my first solo adventure! It started out a bit rough. I was scared, my grandma kept telling me I was going to die alone over there, the food was weird and I was having aContinue reading “First Solo Adventure”
Never give up! You can overcome the challenges life throws at you!
The last twelve months have flown by! It blows my mind that today is the last day of 2019. This year has been crazy, full of ups and downs. I even fell down, high up on a hill in Colombia, LOL. While some of this year has been rough, some of it has been absolutelyContinue reading “New Year’s Eve 2019”
My first flight as a child with Crohn’s Disease