Reclaiming My Crown

"Who cares if you disagree. You are not me. Who made you king of anything?" If you are an avid listener of the remarkable musician Sara Bareilles, you probably know that those words above came from her song "King of Anything".  Though this song is probably addressing some idiotic, over-controlling boyfriend, I associate this it with [...]

Mission Accomplished (or at least part way . . .)

So I did it. I sat in a car and a ferry and then a damn car again for a total of nine seemingly endless hours. Was it easy? No. Did I enjoy it? Not one bit. But I survived and I realized something amazing; somehow even though I was basically sedentary for the duration [...]

An Eating Disorder and Celiac . . . (not a good combination)

Recovering from an eating disorder is hard enough, but trying to achieve that when you have celiac disease makes it a hell of a lot worse. For those of you who don’t know what celiac is, let me give you a quick run-through. Basically celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where your body gets pretty [...]

The History of Me

It all started when I was 8 years old. Back then, I wasn’t what you would call a thin kid. I had a revolting roll of fat that stubbornly sat on my abdomen, my rosy cheeks were disgustingly plump, and my pudgy fingers resembled the likeness of greasy breakfast sausages.  I was old enough to [...]