Get a girl who can do it all😂 Social media is a great way to raise and spread awareness about things that people don't normally know about unless it affects them personally. This month, April, marks 11 YEARS since I've been diagnosed with severe Ulcerative Colitis. And throughout these 11 years, I have yet to get into remission which sucks. But this post isn't about the shit that comes with UC😉(no pun intended). This post is about inspiration. Last week I attended a Crohn's and Colitis kickoff party at Rab's and two people shared their stories. They were both very inspiring. They both struggled with their illness while trying to live and succeed in life and now they're both in remission and happy which is what I hope happens for me. It's got to, right?! Then I thought, you know what, I'm inspiring too and a lot of days I amaze myself at what I can do feeling the way I feel. I graduated high school despite missing lord knows how many days and taking two regents in the hospital. I made it through one of the toughest courses(court reporting) in only 15 months for college. I got a job doing what I LOVE two months after graduating. My job is not only physical, it is crazy mental too and takes a lot out of you, so working long days at schools/conferences whatever it may be is amazing. (These are just life accomplishments, I'm sooo great so there are plenty of little ones too😘) The fact that I even get out of the house and make it to these things is amazing. I just want people to know about Crohn's and Colitis and know what struggles people who have it face EVERY day so I'm going to keep spreading awareness whenever/wherever I can. And although it has been 11 longgggg years & some days are hopeless and I feel like I'm never gonna be happy and healthy, I know that I wouldn't be who I am today w/o UC and who I am today is quite a great person and I wouldn't want to be anyone else. Be aware of how you treat people because you don't know what they're going through. Even if they look fine, you never know what's going on inside. Always be kind. Thank you to all my friends and family for always being there for me when I need you and always keeping my spirits up.