chronic illness · story time · Uncategorized

Stuck Right Here

Six weeks later... here I am. I miss this space, and I think about it all the time. But currently I don't feel like I have any thoughts worth sharing. Things are pretty negative around here. The best news I have for you is that I put my shoes on this morning without crying. Literal… Continue reading Stuck Right Here

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chronic illness · school · story time · Uncategorized

It’s Not a Race

Today is my first day of senior year. I'm supposed to graduate in May and start a real job and be an adult. It's supposed to be almost over. I won't be graduating in May. Or August. Or even next December. If all goes according to plan (fingers crossed) Malibu and I will walk the… Continue reading It’s Not a Race

anxiety · chronic illness · Uncategorized

The Hope in Saying “No”

Hey friends! I definitely fell off the radar again, between moving into my new apartment and breaking my collar bone and turning 21, I've been a little busy. BUT! I have a ton of new things that I've been working on, and super cool opportunities coming up that I literally can not wait to share… Continue reading The Hope in Saying “No”

anxiety · chronic illness · Quotes · Uncategorized

A Life That Could Not Be

Saturday was my 21st birthday. I've been asked about my expected first hangover at least 5 times... But I'm not hungover. I still haven't had a single drink. Well, if I am hungover, it's the classic anxiety hangover that most of us know so well.  For the past few weeks, I've bounced back and forth between… Continue reading A Life That Could Not Be

chronic illness · Get to know me · jesus · Malibu · Service Dog · Uncategorized

The Girl With The Dog 

I'm at work right now. I can hear my bosses footsteps down the hallway. He's with someone. He asks if anyone's working in the nursery yet. "The girl with the dog is here" I hold my breath. "Allyson. Her name is Allyson." Sigh of relief. I have major identity issues, stemming from the time I… Continue reading The Girl With The Dog 

chronic illness · guest posts · school · Uncategorized

5 Ways to Manage Chronic Illness in College

Happy Tuesday friends!! I want to introduce you to one of my favorite blogger friends, Liu! Today she's sharing her top 5 ways of managing chronic illness in college on my blog, and I'm sharing my top 5 things to bring to college on her blog! Make sure to leave us a comment telling us… Continue reading 5 Ways to Manage Chronic Illness in College

anxiety · chronic illness · Malibu · Service Dog · Uncategorized

Malibu Monday

Hey friends! Been a little while, I know. Life got insane for a second... and it's about to get a whole lot more wild. My heart grew by 78 pounds yesterday! Meet my girl Malibu! Malibu (Mali for short) is a 4 year old Great Pyrenees mix- likely with St. Bernard. She's a big girl… Continue reading Malibu Monday

anxiety · chronic illness · Uncategorized

What I wanted to tell you

I wanted to tell you everything. I wanted to tell you what I did today, the conversations I had, and the places I went. I wanted to tell you how I saw Jesus around every corner. You wanted to know. I wanted to tell you. I couldn’t. I wanted to tell you that I was… Continue reading What I wanted to tell you

chronic illness · Get to know me · Uncategorized

Six Years Later

(I've sat down to write this too many times to count. I'm not one for writer's block, but here it is) Today's the day we celebrate my life. Every year my friends and I get a cookie cake and balloons and we eat all the food and and blow out all the candles. It's not… Continue reading Six Years Later

chronic illness · Friendship Friday · jesus · Uncategorized

Friendship Friday: with a twist

Happy Friday! Sorry for missing you here on Wednesday - someday you'll here about the roller coaster I've been riding this week. But in the mean time, I want you to meet one of my favorite people: Jenna! Normally on Friendship Friday, my friends answer 4 questions to give you an inside look at our… Continue reading Friendship Friday: with a twist