Ulcerative Colitis: 5 Years Later

Happy November! Is this the fastest year ever for anyone else? Just me? It’s flying by in a hurry! I realized today that it has been five whole years since my ulcerative colitis diagnosis– woo! So much has changed in the last five years, and today I’m making a post about five obstacles that I […]

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Keepin’ On + Vanilla Berry-Kiwi Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Guys. I’m gonna be real. For the past few weeks I have struggled with feeling inspired…more than just with my blog content (you may or may not have noticed that I slowed down from hammering out a post daily). I started wondering, “Should I continue pursuing my degree in dietetics?” Graduation seems so far away […]

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A Life-Changing Diagnosis & 5 Ways to Cope

The question I get asked most often by friends and strangers alike is, “How did you know something was wrong?” Please don’t use my experience in lieu of a doctor’s professional opinion. If you think something is wrong…go get checked out!  Okay. Here’s my story: Once upon a time in early Fall at a coffee […]

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Bad Days; Good Life

Hi, friends! It’s been a minute. To catch up: I had my first dress fitting. I strategically selected matching underwear and even shaved my legs the night before because I was worried the seamstress would judge my prickly legs and mismatched undergarments (but really? who has time to match undergarments every day?). I packed my shoes […]

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Warrior Wednesdays

Hope everyone had a great Wednesday. I like to call these days, “Warrior Wednesdays”. They only come every six weeks/ every time the Crohn’s starts knocking at the door, and they’re infusion days. How I make Warrior Wednesdays not suck even though I’m strapped to an IV pole for hours: Naps. OH. And Pizza. Specifically, […]

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The Ultimate Hot Messery in The Existence of Stacey: Friendship > Poop

Hi Friends! Do I have any people aboard the hot mess express with me? Any sistas on the struggle bus? On rough days I refer to myself as “Struggle Pants Stacey.” Zack is a kind soul who believes that I’m not as much of a mess as I think I am. I hope he’s right. But […]

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Wildflowers > Worries

Hello there! Hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday. If not, hopefully this will cheer you up. I got all up in ma’ feels in my journal, and I thought I’d share it here in case someone needs a pick-me-up: Vulnerable moment: One of my biggest fears (aside from overpasses, but I’m working on that one) […]

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