A Life Update

To begin, thank you to my family, friends, classmates, coworkers, fellow bloggers, allergy sufferers,, and many others for the overwhelmingly positive comments on my blog last week. (In case you missed it, view it here!) I could actually feel the shock from some of my very best friends and people I see on a daily…

On My Allergy Radar

This week has definitely been “recovery-mode” for me! After Homecoming at my University last week, I felt so under the weather. Hence the absent post on Monday morning! I think I’m close to being back to normal self. 🙂 Here’s what’s going on in the allergy world: #NoAppetiteForBullying Campaign I just had to share this…

Fact: I am dis[ABLED]

The hardest fact for me and others to accept after being diagnosed with an allergy. According to FARE, “under the ADA, a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of an individual. Major life activities include, but are not limited to, eating and breathing,…

On My Allergy Radar

To my school friends, happy Homecoming weekend! It will be crazy and fun, for sure! But first, here’s what I’ve found this week to keep on your allergy radar. 1. Stricter TSA Rules Regarding Carry-On Foods TSA has confirmed tightened security on carry-on items, particularly foods. As allergy-sufferers, bringing snacks on airplanes is a necessity!…

Australia Itinerary – Being Prepared!

I’m exactly 60 days away from leaving for Australia! To give an update on where I’m headed, here’s the basic itinerary. I’m a huge believer in being prepared for any trip! My biggest fear is leaving an experience disappointed because I missed an opportunity to see something really cool due to poor planning! And, my…

This Was a Little Nutty, But So Worth It

Here’s a bit of a throwback… the time I became a Children’s Hospital advocate, an avid nut-avoider, and a medical-savvy guinea pig. Heading into my senior year of high school, I enrolled in a peanut study at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in my hometown. At the time, I didn’t even realize the incredible research facility…

On My Allergy Radar

I hope everyone has had a great week! On Monday and Tuesday, my school was on fall break which was super convenient and allowed me to get caught up on all of my work. However, I sometimes feel that short weeks are longer than my normal weeks! I think it was because it was my…

Halloween is Coming! Are You Prepped?

‘Tis the Halloween season! The grocery shelves are full and people are stocking up on their candy. I’ve never been a huge Halloween fan, to be honest. Maybe it’s the thought of people dressing up as clowns that gets me a little freaked or the thought of paying money to get scared at a haunted…

How I Travel with My EpiPens

One of my least favorite parts about developing my allergies was the new idea of having to carry around my EpiPens. The night after ordering and picking up the new pens, I vividly remember going to Skyline Chili with my family and begging my mom not to bring it with us in her purse. My…

On My Allergy Radar

Today I’m realizing that my study abroad trip is officially two months away! It’s crazy to think that my semester is almost over and the most wonderful time of the year will be here! After returning from my trip to Australia, I hope travel domestically with my family for a bit before getting back into…