It's with me every minute of every day. Sometimes, for a few hours, I forget that I was diagnosed. I forget that everything changed a year ago. It's amazing because when it all first happened, I thought I wouldn't ever stop thinking about it. It's gotten better over the past year, but there's still some... Continue Reading →


In 2018, I don't think I spent enough time doing things outside of my comfort zone. The only thing that I would consider going outside my comfort zone this year was deciding to join a sorority. This may sound odd, but it was a tough one. I was more hesitant to join a sorority than... Continue Reading →


With the new year comes New Year's resolutions. In past years, I've made goals I haven't been able to keep. It's disappointing, but it's common. When I used to practice at a YMCA, after our winter break, we began practicing again on January 2nd. Those first few weeks of January, the YMCA would fill up.... Continue Reading →


As I sit here thinking about how blessed I am to have such wonderful holidays spent with the people I love, I feel so blessed for the opportunities and love in my life. With that thought came the reflection of how 2018 has been, and unbelievably quickly it went by. As I get older, the... Continue Reading →


When I sat down for my first day of sixth grade, I never expected that one of the most important people in my life would be sitting a few rows away from me. I didn't really know what really friendship meant. There were kids that I hung out with from time to time. Some of... Continue Reading →


I think one of the hardest things in the world is feeling betrayed by someone you really trusted. Especially if you’re someone like me, who sees the best in people until they prove you wrong. I have always been that way. I have such a horrible tendency to trust people who don’t necessarily deserve it.... Continue Reading →


These days, I look back at my high school years with regret. I think about what my life was like before and the fact that I didn't take the time to count my blessings.I spent a lot of time not treating the people around me the best I could because I was too busy feeling... Continue Reading →


I have always believed that there was only one right way to do things. Just one path, one attitude, one way of going about things. If I didn't do things that way, I was wrong. I wanted to be like everybody else because that's what I thought was right. It was a constant struggle with... Continue Reading →


I think fate means something different to everyone. To some, it means that what happens is God's plan. To others, it's the acceptance that we have no control over what our future looks like. To me, it means that everything happens for a reason. In mid-September of last year, I met someone who has since... Continue Reading →

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