Epi-pen Survey for a Science Fair

I had one of my followers reach out to me today to inform me that she is doing her science fair project related to food allergies. She needs as many people as possible to fill out her survey regarding carrying epinephrine auto-injectors.

Follow this link to complete it:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11aX-VtK3wKFZA2daKygDAyjQAUVmHCUiZlR96boAMDE/viewform?c=0&w=1

It’s only three short and simple questions, so please help her make her project successful and fill it out!

All the best  ~ Alli

College Essay

I’m almost done with my common app essay! Does it surprise anyone that I’m writing it about my food allergies and my blog?:) I want to share it with you all once I’m done…I still can’t believe I’m even applying to colleges right now. Where did the time go?

Just a thought-provoking idea for today:

“It’s the oldest story in the world. One day you’re seventeen and planning for someday, without you ever really noticing, someday is today, and that someday is yesterday, and that this is your life.”

I hope everyone is doing well!

All the best,

-Alli

New School Year, Fresh Blog

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!

-Alli