In my chronic illness journey, I struggled to find people to connect with. I am a young, outdoorsy athlete, and I encountered few other young people sharing their stories in the chronic illness world, so I decided to become the voice I yearned so desperately to find.

A photograph of the author watching the sunset on the rocks by the Pacific Ocean in California.

I hope that this can be a place where chronic illness warriors and outdoorsy people alike can share their triumphs, hopes, and dreams in a supportive setting. Whatever you are going through, you are not alone. I am rooting you on in your journey to health and peace.




Continuing or occurring again and again for a long time; always present or encountered.




mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty; the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous.

*definitions taken from Merriam-Webster

chron·ic cour·age

/ˈkränik ·ˈkərij/


An incredible learned ability of the human spirit to continuously display strength against all odds.

A photograph of the author and the waves crashing at the Pacific Ocean in California.

Posts of Interest

**FIRST POST** Through this site, I am choosing to shed light on my chronic illness and TBI experience and share how I define myself. I have only allowed the world to see me from a very certain angle. I hope by sharing my vulnerability, I can encourage others to be their most true selves as well.

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing.” – Camille Pissarro

On March 6th, 2021, I decided to make a change. I began journaling, simply writing down beautiful moments I experienced daily. This practice changed my perspective on life, and I invite you to try it out as well.

Dear Ocean,

January 22, 2022

Dear Ocean,

I cannot encompass all that you mean to me. I cannot describe the raw power and beauty you hold within you, nor the lessons you teach me daily. I cannot do you justice. But I will try.

“The tides are in our veins.” ~ Robinson Jeffers