When someone tells me I inspire them, I appreciate that there is something about me that they would like to emulate or admire. However, just because I go to college, have a job, and practice martial arts and go skiing with several chronic illnesses doesn’t make me someone to be admired. I get slightly uncomfortable. For many, I feel like the reason that they are inspired by me is because of my chronic illnesses. Everyone is inspiring for something, but please, don’t hold me to a higher level just because of my chronic illnesses. It is not something that I want to be known for. I am just a typical girl living in atypical circumstances and I attempt to do the normal things that everyone else does. Sometimes I have to make modifications, but I’ll try to do everything as “normal” (whatever that means) as possible.