“Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender,
that is strength.”
14,052 page views, 1,117 days, 257 likes, 84 posts, 53 comments, 9 food allergies, 5+ allergic reactions, 1 girl, and somehow, I’ve made it here.
Three years ago, I created this blog. My goal was to reach out to my peers – other teens with food allergies – to help them by sharing my own experiences. This original idea turned into so much more. I found out that it wasn’t the other teens that needed my help, but their parents, the moms and dads that struggle with understanding how their allergic teens feel. Although over the last few months I’ve had trouble keeping up with my blog because of school work, my full-time summer job, the start of college applications, and the beginning of my senior year, I can say wholeheartedly that this experience over the last three years has influenced me tremendously. It means the world to know that I might have helped even one person, but based on the comments and messages from my followers, I can proudly recognize that I’ve helped more people than I could have ever dreamed of when I first started this project. As I begin to wrap up my years as a teenager and start to become a young adult, I look forward to continuing what I’ve been doing.
Julia Glass once said, “When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn, and where we end up is really, in fact, where we always intended to be.”
I never knew this was where I was going to end up, but I am so excited that this is where I am.
With that being said, I now proudly present to you my new and refreshed look for Allergy Alli! I’m looking forward to my last year as a high schooler and everything that I will get to share with you!