Hey there! My name is Brooke and I’m a 24 year old Ohio native and currently reside in Utah. I live with my husband Jordan and corgi named Scarlett Ray Pickles.
I attended Cedarville University and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Strategic Communications focusing on Bible and Women’s Ministry. Oh, and I also left with a ton of debt and no clue on how to adult.
However! CU is where I met the love of my life, Jordan. In 2017 I graduated and a month later, I eloped with the 6’5” tall glass of water.
My first job out of college was in the wedding and hospitality industry. I learned over that two year period that it wasn’t the right fit. I now work for an all girls boarding school helping young women reach their full potential.
You have probably caught on to my nerdy side based on the blog title. Shout out to my brother, Grant, for coming up with the clever title! Along with Star Wars, I’m an avid fan of all things Marvel. My alter ego is Black Widow. You can find me on a typical evening cooking an anti-inflammatory meal and contemplating the human mind while watching with Dr. Phil.
In the end, I am writing this blog for me. Not a day goes by where my daily choices aren’t impacted by this disease. Join me on my journey as I am constantly learning and growing.
I was diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease in October 2019. Crohn’s is an inflammatory bowel disease in which the immune system attacks the digestive system….FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER!
This senseless attack results in abdominal pain, fatigue, vitamin and mineral deficiencies and other severe or ultra embarrassing digestive issues. This is currently an incurable disease, but awareness is growing as well as the market of treatments. My medication journey began with a $2 bottle of Peptobismol to a tier 5 drug called Stelara (Medical insurance for the win). Wow, how did it come to this?
If Crohn’s has taught me anything, it’s the importance of knowing your body and how to eat right. I’m passionate to learn more to help not only me but others suffering with this invisible illness. Let’s work together to raise awareness!