it’s been a while! i’m in high school now. I’ve gone almost three and a half years without sugar… a teenager without one of those HUGE things that everyone associates with being a teenager. funny, isn’t it? i’ve almost gone on autopilot. people think it’s crazy that i walk around every day and wake up … More what’s sweeter than sugar?
I’m so excited to be writing this right now! So… Almost a year ago I said I wanted to start selling my art. That never really took off, because I realized that getting the paper, being able to ship things out, and executing the entire thing was going to to take a lot of time … More Art for Sale
I should really post more often. But hey, the only way to start doing that is by posting something, so here I am! It’s been more than two months since I basically filled you in on my entire year doing SCD. Sorry about that. Ok I’m just wasting time. I’ll actually start now. Let’s go… … More Exhausted
Today is September 1st, 2017. I never thought I’d make it this far. I never thought I’d last a whole year on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. I never thought I’d want to. I never thought I’d need to. Not in the beginning, at least. But when I did, I got pretty close to perfect results: … More September to September — A Year on SCD
I don’t know why this took me so long… Or why I really haven’t posted at all on a weekly basis since somewhere around March. But Camp Oasis really was a highlight of this past year as a Crohn’s patient! It was amazing to see how many people were living … More Sorry I’m Late!
This is a guest post by a special supporter because Johanna is in West Virginia at Camp Oasis, a summer camp for kids with Crohn’s and colitis. At intake, Johanna got a huge high-five from the medical team when they realized her medication list was… empty. … More “Really? No Meds? – High Five, Girl!”
I decided to look at my journal from this year, and my most recent entry was this poem, which I thought I would share because 1) I haven’t posted in more than a month and 2) as I turned thirteen last week, I realized how much a person can change in one week, or even … More Next Week
Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time on this app called Paper. It’s an ironic name; there’s no paper involved, only a screen. But it’s a pretty realistic one that works just the way real paper does, just will an infinitely handy undo button. Anyway, I have found myself drawing on it a lot. … More The Perfect Plan
Ok, I’m sorry. It’s been like, a whole month since I’ve done anything with this blog. But life gets in the way, even when you’re a twelve-year-old who mainly just has to focus on homework and school and what to wear tomorrow. So, my last post was on March 2nd, and today’s April 2nd, which … More There is A LOT to Talk About.
Woah. It feels like just yesterday, I was sobbing because I thought I would never be a normal kid again. I know everyone says that “it feels like just yesterday” thing about every big achievement and everything, but it really does. And maybe it’s because I really haven’t changed that drastically. I mean I’ve grown … More Six Months!