Short and Sweet Intro to "She Persisted by Mariel"

I’ve been debating on whether or not I would start this blog for a while now, but I think it’s time. I know I have a lot to share that a lot of different people can benefit from, so I’m going to try to do what I can to use my story to help others.

It’s going to be hard for me to be vulnerable enough to share the nitty gritty details of what goes on behind closed doors, but I hope it can be beneficial to all.

It’s been really, really hard to overcome all that I’ve been through, and I want everyone reading to know that I’m still not there yet. It hasn’t been easy becoming myself again, and there are still so many struggles that I face. There are still days where I hate my life and my circumstances and am so angry.

I’m still not done working through all of this. It’s something that takes work, but also time, and although I’d like to be done grieving, I’m going to allow myself as much time as I need to move on.

Maybe it would have been best to start this blog when I reach the light at the end of the tunnel, but I think it’s important for people to read about what it takes to get to the end of the tunnel.

I want people in similar situations to not feel so alone, because I know how lonely it is, and have someone they can relate to that goes through the same struggles. I want others who are not in my shoes to learn that there’s so much more that goes on than what is visible.

I will try to keep this updated as I start back at the University of Florida with the triumphs and tribulations that I face. As excited as I am to return, I know there’s still going to be so many hurdles and it’s going to be hard returning to campus with totally different circumstances.

Continue reading if you want to know my insights of struggling through chronic illness and disability, but beware, it’s going to be real and raw.

(If you don’t know my story or want to know more, click here.)

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