Here We Are

Ahh, and here is the first post. Thank you so much for joining me on this fantastic journey. In a world where we were never meant to have celiac disease, this is a beautiful style to show the ways in which we can not only work around it, but let it be a part of our story.

When I was first diagnosed, it came in a slew of experiences in emergency rooms and doctors’ offices–and was couples with other diagnoses as well. And to tell you the truth, it put me in a bit of a funk.

When I say funk, I mean the reordering of my life in a way that made little sense. Already pre-disposed to depression, anxiety, and a defunct ability to participate in and enjoy the world around me, I was having a difficult time marrying the new concerns of physical health issues with what I was already dealing with. However, I learned that time, love, and a purposeful attention to living my life were incredibly powerful. I do not have to let these event sidetrack me. I can only take each day at a time, take care of myself, and find happiness in the areas of my life that seem unbeatable.

I am more than my imperfections. I am an artist, a thinker, a reader, and more. My family and friends and I find different awesome things to do in the Chicago area, where I am from. The Midwest is a pretty incredible place if you allow it to be. And in those great experiences, there are plenty of gluten-free tasty treats to be had. This blog is meant to share those experiences and inspire others to live life as well.

So open your eyes, look to the horizon, grab a fork, and go!

Love, Marie

“Greatness is not in were we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind, and somtimes agaisnt it – but sail we must. And not drift, nor lie at anchor.”    —Oliver Wendell Holmes

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”    –Isaiah 41:10

“It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.”   ―Sarah Ban Breathnach (In reference to J.R.R. Tolkien)

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