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Thankful for New Journeys

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

A person walking up steps

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."

-Lao Tzu

When I began blogging this May, I started on a new journey. Sometimes we think we know where our journey will lead but we have unexpected surprises. This has been a new challenge for me and something I really enjoy.

I began blogging because I want to help others with Celiac, or dietary restrictions, that require them to eat gluten-free. As we all know following a strict gluten-free diet is not always easy. My daughter and I have been gluten-free for the past nine years. I have learned a great deal and continue to learn more each day. I wanted to share the knowledge I have with others in hopes of making their journey a bit easier.

What I have found is a wonderful community that supports one another. I have found "my people." People who understand how hard living gluten-free can be but also refuse to let it get us down. Both fellow bloggers and followers help lift each other up. I appreciate my followers who continue to support me, as well as other gluten-free bloggers. Bloggers who share their varied skill sets, from dietitians to professional bakers, and everything in between who are willing to share their talents with the gluten-free community to make this journey better for everyone.

Thanks to this wonderful community I have learned about places I can eat safely. As simple as ordering something other than a plain coffee from Starbucks; I recently was able to order a "real" drink from Starbucks. To most people, this doesn't seem like a big deal. For those that must follow a gluten-free diet, we know that we must check every ingredient and how everything is prepared. Sharing ideas with the whole community makes less work for everyone. Together we are stronger and healthier, and most importantly we know we are not alone. I am so thankful for being part of this community.

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