When someone tells me I inspire them, I appreciate that there is something about me that they would like to emulate. However, just because I go to college, have a job, and practice martial arts and skiing, with several chronic illnesses doesn't make me someone to be admired. I get slightly uncomfortable. For many, I feel like the reason that they are inspired by me is because of my chronic illnesses. Everyone is inspiring for something, but please, don't hold me to a higher level just because of my chronic illnesses. It is not something that I want to be known for. I am just a typical girl living in atypical circumstances and I attempt to do the normal things that everyone else does. Sometimes I have to make modifications, but I'll try to do everything as normal as possible.
I am a 20 year old junior at the college of my dreams. I am studying Emergency Medicine and Communication Rhetoric and minoring in the Administration of Justice and National Preparedness and Emergency Management certificate. At some point, I want to go and get my paramedic certification when my health allows. I have several chronic illnesses and this blog and website serves as a place for me to share my journey fighting CRPS and my other conditions. I hope that this blog can also serve as an outlet for raising awareness for rare diseases. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy! Feel free to comment; I'd love to know what you think!