A lot of people look at me and wonder how the heck I stay so positive, and a lot of my closest friends to this day wonder if I ever get mad or upset. To the first part I can say that I've learned that carrying a burden over something you can't control will never get you anywhere. I've learned that accepting and embracing while making the most of your issues makes you turn out to be a lot happier person in the end. Now to the part where people wonder if I ever get upset, to that I can say, only when I don't eat...Haha, other than that I never really get mad or negative about anything! As long as I get my food I'm all good.
Out of everything I do, connecting with people, sharing recipes, and working on my blog is something I enjoy most. I love helping others out with Celiac and knowing I've made a difference in their life. I have been trying more to be a role model for other teenagers with Celiac to show them that living on a gluten-free diet doesn't need to be hard. I'm starting to get involved in public speaking and have some big goals to take my blog to the next level. Inspiring and just being someone to help others is the one thing I want to do in the future and will continue to do as I get older. I hope to share my journey with you along the way and I hope this gave you a better idea about who I am!
Discovering I Have Celiac Disease
I was in 7th grade when I started to notice something was wrong with how I felt each day. I was constantly tired/fatigued, had many stomach problems, headaches nearly every day, and constant pain in my stomach and all throughout my body too. This started to become an every day thing for me, after a while I started to think this was normal and forgot what normal was. For months I just brushed it off until until 8th grade came along. That's when things got considerably worse and that's when I knew I had to figure out what was wrong or I felt like I wouldn't be alive long enough to even figure what was wrong in the first place.
What led me on to actually discovering I could possibly have Celiac Disease was my mom. She was also diagnosed with Celiac a year before I was and had nearly all the same symptoms I did. I began a gluten free and lactose free diet in April of 2011 and immediately noticed a difference in how I felt. All of my stomach pains and problems were completely gone and I knew this was a main part of the problem that had to be changed forever. Although a lot of my symptoms with Celiac Disease were gone, there were many other serious and life threatening issues I dealt with each day. If you are interested in reading about how I discovered my life threatening Adrenal Disorder in October of 2011, Click Here.