Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired

By | May 1st, 2018|wise words|

I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. Sure, that’s a line from a 2000’s emo-pop song. But it’s also the truth. I’m 26 years old, but sometimes I feel like I’m 100. I am perpetually exhausted. Not your run-of-the-mill, I-work-a-full-time-job tired. We’re talking hit-by-a-bus, end-of-a-month-long-bender tired. The kind where your body feels like [...]

Dear Mr. President

By | May 4th, 2017|wise words|

I normally try to keep politics off of my blog. This time, though, I can't keep quiet. In light of the recent votes on the state of healthcare in our country, I've decided to write an open letter. While addressed to the President, it isn't just to him. He doesn't pass votes himself. This is [...]

Chronicles of the Invisibly Ill

By | November 15th, 2016|#trending, wise words|

I wrote this post entirely on my phone while I waited for my flight in Laguardia Airport on Friday night, so apologies for any errors--but I find that the best explanations of my struggle come from raw, unedited moments like that! Please give it a read in honor of National Diabetes Month. I will never [...]

On Cloud Nine (Years)

By | September 25th, 2016|Color Me Smart, wise words|

Unless you have Type 1 Diabetes, you don’t know what it’s like. No, that’s not meant to be rude. And yes, the same could really be said about anything in life. The difference is that diabetes is one of the most misunderstood illnesses out there. In addition to dealing with this life-threatening disease day in [...]

Type One Diabetes: My Story

By | September 26th, 2015|Color Me Smart|

Eight years ago on this very day, my life changed forever. I got in the passenger’s seat of my mom’s car in the carpool line after school. As always, she asked how my day was. And as always, I gave the standard response of any angsty almost-sixteen-year-old: “Not very good.” “Well, it’s about to get [...]