When I was suffering for YEARS and going from doctor to doctor to get an answer for my problems, I never expected that the diagnosis I would receive would change my life forever in the best way possible.
Now don’t get me wrong, Celiac Disease is no joke and on an average day I put more thought and energy into the food that I eat and the products that I use than any other person I know. Even on the days I become “glutened” and feel like I am on the edge of death, I am forever grateful for this disease.
I am grateful for this disease because despite all of the negatives it has brought me, it has given me even more positives. For one, it has allowed me to solidify my purpose in life – something that many people spend most of their lives trying to figure out. That purpose being to help others.
Creating this blog was one of the greatest things I have done in my life thus far. I connect with many new and old friends (because you are more than just a follower to me) daily and being able to know that there was something that I posted that was able to help someone in some way makes my heart explode with love and joy (it’s happening right now as I write this post 😊).
I know it’s weird to thank a disease for changing my life for the better, but it’s true. I hadn’t known that I had a passion for blogging until I started Chronically Gluten Free and had I never been diagnosed with Celiac, I would have never created this blog. It’s funny how life works, isn’t it?
So thank you from the bottom of my gluten free heart, Celiac Disease, for providing me with an outlet to express my thoughts, for allowing me to develop relationships with others, for making me be apart of an ever-growing community, for discovering a new passion and most importantly for giving me the privilege to help others. I would not be where I am today without you. 💜