Since then, I've been checking off my bucket list, one at a time, because I never want to wait to enjoy my life again!
My old mission was to heal myself. Now that I've eliminated the daily symptoms of my disease, my new mission is to share my knowledge of how to heal through fun and impactful activities. I go symptom free from my illness almost every single day and I want others to know that they too can overcome their health concerns and live a life they absolutely love.
Thank you for visiting my website. Poke around and if there's any way I can help, don't hesitate to email me!
Hey, I'm Carolyn!
Two years ago, I quit a job I loved to travel to South America and see Machu Picchu.
You see - I had a deep desire inside me. I needed to make my life about more than just showing up to work everyday. I needed an adventure.
The decision wasn't easy, but it was fueled by years of suffering. This was the first opportunity I had where I felt healthy enough to explore without fear or constraint around my chronic illness.
Multiple Sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that attacks the brain and spine, had controlled my abilities for years.
I was diagnosed at 20 years old and by the time I was 25, I was in severe daily pain, battling blurry vision and fatigue, and I was needing a cane more often than I wanted to admit.
In 2014, after losing the feeling on my right side for 4 months, I was forced on disability. That's when I'd finally had enough!
During that 4 months, I did my research and discovered what triggers MS. I learned how to restructure my diet, exercise routine, and mindset to negate those triggers to position myself for healing.
Within a few months, I was able to ride in a bike marathon and within a few years, I was able to lose 150 lbs. With minimal symptoms and the ability to fit in an airline seat, I couldn't wait another moment for my life to begin.
That's when I quit my job for the adventure of a lifetime!
Bucket List Progress
Ride for Bike MS
Visit Machu Picchu
Be able to balance on one leg
Go to Europe
Be featured in a major magazine
Go apple picking
Do a silent meditation retreat
Hike a mountain to the top
Lose over 100 lbs
Fit/Ride in a front row seat on a roller coaster
Learn to hula hoop
Drive down the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible