I am not sure if you have a blog yourself but writing the first blog post might just be the weirdest, yet most exciting feeling. I debated everyday for weeks how I am going to start typing it out, how I will introduce myself and all the way down to how many words in each paragraph. Until I realized, I am never going to launch this blog until I stop being so crazy about every detail and just start posting. So here I am telling you about my crazy self, typing on my laptop in my fuzzy pyjama’s thinking about dinner.
My name is Elda Shawil and I live in Canada. I am a 22 year old Business – Marketing student and I work as a Marketing Representative. I have also been acting for a few years now and am represented by AMP Talent Group in Toronto. My journey in life has been crazy nonetheless, but I am in love with every breath I take. I am a vegetarian which you will definitely read more about in future posts because we all know vegetarians love to tell people they eat green (because we are obviously cooler than meat eaters). I am extremely sarcastic and some may even go as far as saying I am annoying because of it. Fortunately, I know deep down they are just jealous of my awesome personality and perfect eyebrows.
If you know anything about me, you probably know I suffer from a couple disorders and remain pretty bad ass. I was diagnosed with Scoliosis and Anemia around 11 years old. With time, my Scoliosis decided to make my life harder by giving me Osteoarthritis and Nerve Damage. Against my doctors wishes, I remain extremely active everyday because a girl has to squat. After a couple years filled with tests, medication and questioning why I feel awful all the time, I was finally diagnosed with Gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is another term for ‘Stomach Paralysis’ and according to my favourite and my doctors least favourite website, WebMD, “Gastroparesis is a condition in which your stomach cannot empty itself of food in a normal fashion. It can be caused by damage to the vagus nerve, which regulates the digestive system.” In simpler terms, it is awful and really makes you question why you have to eat to survive. You will definitely read more about Gastroparesis in future posts.
Even though life has thrown a few curve balls at me, I still remain active and happy. Some days are a lot worse than others, but I have some of the most amazing family and friends a lady could dream of. A curved spine and paralyzed stomach can never stop me from realizing how lucky I am! I hope not many of you can relate to my issues, but if you do, you are definitely not alone. This blog is my safe space to write just about everything my heart desires. I will write about my personal joys, struggles and even suggestions! I did not want to limit myself on certain topics because what fun is living limited? If you have any suggestions or topics you would like to hear more about, please leave a comment on any of my posts. As well, anyone can contact me by visiting the ‘Contact’ page on this website and sending me an e-mail!
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