I am a wife. I am a mom. I am an aerialist. I am a fighter.
I am a band manager. I am a volunteer. I am a thrill seeker.
I am resilient. I am a friend. I am a Crohnie. I am adventurous.
I am funny. I am happy. I am strong. I am a lover of life.
I am a coffee lover. I am an ostomate. I am fierce. I am grateful.
I am optimistic. I am beautiful. I am a survivor. I am hopeful.
I am all these things and more .…..
Hey there! I am Janie and I AM all of those things. In my first 40 years on this giant ball we call earth, I’ve had an interesting life. I was going to say “I’ve led an interesting life” but while typing that it occurred to me that perhaps I haven’t really “led” anything. No, I think life has just dragged me along the way and while hanging on tight, I’ve tried hard to enjoy the ride.
At the age of 22, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. At the age of 30, I became an ostomate. At the age of 33, I became the legal guardian for my mom who has a traumatic brain injury from an auto accident in 1976. In addition to all that craziness, I am also married to Bryan and we have two very cool – very handsome sons, Austin and Lucas.
With this blog, I hope to – finally – document my life’s journey and if, while doing so, I happen to help someone along the way … well.. even better.
Welcome to my world. I hope you’ll sip a hot cup of coffee and stay a while.