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

chronic illness · jesus · Quotes · Uncategorized

Quoted: Never

Recently I had a five hour conversation about Jesus on my couch with one of my favorite Jesus-lovin' people. Life was hard. We were tired. He was good. The usual. As I spilled my life juice all over her, and told her my fears of being a burden or being "too much" or "less than,"… Continue reading Quoted: Never

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Quoted: Home

Ram Dass once said "We're all just walking each other Home." Whoa. This is powerful & I’m not entirely sure why? Lately, the concept of “home” has been so prominent in my heart. Where I am now – this place with this body – it’s temporary. It’s not my forever home. But what I’ve failed… Continue reading Quoted: Home

chronic illness · jesus · Uncategorized

Eight Years

Today marks eight years since the day that turned my life upside-down. Eight years ago, I tore my achilles tendon- leading to the onset of my now life-long battle with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.  In honor of the past 8 years, I've decided to share with you the ~short~ version of my chronic illness testimony. I… Continue reading Eight Years

chronic illness · organizations · Uncategorized

People Hope

I’m a passionate girl. You’ll learn more about my most recent passion for tiny plants soon, but in the mean time I want to introduce you to an organization that combines my most favorite and intense passions: faith, hope, community, and chronic illness/undiagnosis advocacy. Meet People Hope. People Hope is a nonprofit that was started… Continue reading People Hope