Currently a senior in college pursing an education degree, I am a young woman who has been through a lot. Although I am only 21 I have been chronically ill since I was 8 years old. Coming from a divorced family, half which was abusive, my childhood was filled with struggle. At the age of 8 I was diagnosed with acid reflux after months spent poking and prodding in a diagnosis. Then at age 10 I had my first migraine, which is still an on going battle. By the time I was 16 I was slapped with the diagnosis of POTS, coming after years of unanswered questions and failed tests. Speed up to the present, 5 years later, and the misdiagnosis of POTS has turned into a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. When the dots are finally connected one can finally piece together the fragments of life and put together a cohesive story. These are the fragments that make me, me.
I am a thrifter, photographer, novice makeup junkie, but most of all a fighter. Life has thrown me a hardball every chance it could get, but I believe that strength and perseverance can get you through the darkest of times. I am here to share my story, share my experiences, but most of all inspire readers to know that no matter how hard life gets there is always hope. At the end of the day there is always going to be someone who can relate to what you are going through and share their story. And in their words you can find comfort. That is why I am here, to inspire and support those who have needed to hear those words. By sharing we can keep hope alive and fight another day.
Feel free to contact me with questions or comments via email at firstname.lastname@example.org