I travel quite a bit, both through planes and road trips, especially in the past few years. With Christmas coming up, I figured maybe I could share the tips and tricks I've learned along the way when dealing with a chronic illness. Here we go! 1. You cannot overplan. Trust me on this one. I'm… Continue reading Traveling and Chronic Illness: Tips And Tricks of the Trade
For those of you who don't know, I was born with bilateral club foot, and after several surgeries, I still have chronic pain and mobility issues. In all basicness, my legs with get really painful or totally numb, and they will just give out, rendering me sprawled on the floor until it subsides (if it… Continue reading Stigma In Conversations #2: It’s Okay To Have Bad Days
I am going to be the first to tell you that chronic illness sucks. Okay, I probably wasn't the first to tell you that, but I think it can't be stated enough. It's annoying. It's inconvenient. It's frustrating. My legs have this annoying tendency to just give out. Out of nowhere they just go completely… Continue reading Laughter: Changing your Mentality
As I've expressed before, I'm out with my friends a lot. As someone with several chronic illnesses, my health can tank at any moment. In fact, it has many many times. As a result, my family and I have an emergency action plan. However, that only works when I'm with family. When I'm out with friends,… Continue reading The Importance of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
Okay, I'm a huge classics buff. I know that's typically not something you hear from an eighteen year-old particularly often, but it's true; I love reading classics and works of literary merit. In fact, I love it so much that I can count the amount of YA books I have read in high school on… Continue reading Classics Chat #1: A Review of “Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard
Over the weekend I finally managed to graduate high school! This whole thing was actually a really strange experience. High school felt like it flew by and dragged all at the same time. To be honest, I'm having a seriously hard time reflecting on everything I had experienced in high school. There were some decisions… Continue reading A Chapter Closed: Reflecting on High School
I've always wanted to write a blog. Actually, I started one freshman year of high school and let's just forget that ever happened... But here, this isn't for anyone else. This is for me.