Growing up, I never imagined what life would be like in my 30s. I never had a grand plan for how my future would unfold. I think my health issues kept me grounded with the belief that each new day was a gift, so why set expectations?
It’s hard to believe that 14 years ago my family was called to say their goodbyes before doctors performed emergency stomach surgery on me for internal bleeding. Now, here I am, a grown woman turning 33 years old today.