A little about me! Where should I even begin!?
I am a wife to a very supportive husband and mother to 3 very active children! I absolutely love to write stories! Im currently working on a few book ideas….I love to travel and find new places that can accommodate my gluten free needs. I am Pinterest addicted when it comes to channeling my inner Joanna Gaines just so I can wishfully reimagine my house updates! I’m also pretty certain my husband would say that I’m slightly obsessed with Disney World! (Slightly is definitely an understatement and I’m fairly sure my friends will vouch for that!) Did I mention we have chickens???? Yup, trying out the whole “small farming” thing for organic eggs!
I guess I should talk about my Celiac! First of all, I wanted to note that every person may have had a different diagnosis experience. I admit that when I first found out , I had a million emotions running through my head. I don’t know if it was the way my GI specialist worded the results or if it was the fact that I had to give up the Italian food I basically lived off of! I will get more into detail about my celiac diagnosis in another post.
What you should know about me? It has been almost 8 years since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Every day I learn something new, or find something new pertaining to Celiac. I am continuously researching and trying to make others aware in a positive way what Celiac really is! The journey never ends, but the more I learn the more I can helps others!
I recently came across a meme that actually made me laugh out loud! It brought me back to the days when I was first diagnosed, and standing in the grocery aisle searching for gluten free food. At the time, gluten free food was just starting to increase on the shelves. I’m not sure if any of you have seen the meme but lets just picture Buddy the elf making a very surprised and excited face. Above it says: “When you see someone in the gluten free section of the store…. you are like …oh my new best friend that understands!” That quote couldn’t have been more true in my situation. I will never forget the lady who was in the gluten free aisle standing next to me. She told me, it will take some time and eventually get better and then I will be able to better understand my autoimmune disease and help others alongs along with me.
On that note, I am going to sign off for the night! Feel free to follow along my journey!
The Celiac Corner