Ep. 80 - Not Letting Your Drama Define You with Author Elianor M.A.

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Friends! Long time, no… listen? Chat? Podcast? Anyway - I’m back! Thanks for your patience with me in the last few weeks (a month, maybe?) while I got my life back in order. I’ll have more about some changes that are happening soon.

But that’s not today’s podcast! Today we’re chatting with Elianor M.A., author and college student living with Necrotizing Autoimmune Myopathy. Elianor takes us through her story of getting sick and how she’s changed her own “normal” in order to create her best life.

We also chat about Elianor’s new book that’s coming out, ““Dealing with Dramedies.” From Elianor’s website: “Dealing with Dramedies is an honest look into the glamorously unglamorous triple life of a restless perfectionist: a student, patient, and writer dealing with her own dramatic comedy. My rapid physical regression from a rare autoimmune disorder called Necrotizing Autoimmune Myopathy should’ve stopped me in my tracks, but my morbid sense of humor allowed me to rise above it all. In my book, I go over my journey from the diagnosis to daily rundown, while actively receiving care and responding with “I almost died again, but now I’m totally fine” to my close friends when they call me up. What I'm trying to say is that life sucks. But it's taking sucky-ness, whether it’s an illness, dysfunctional family, or a combination of both, and transforming it into success that makes it worth living.”

I can’t wait for you to listen to Elianor’s episode - so let’s jump in! And her book will be available in December 2020 for purchase, so follow along (links below!) with her to make sure you don’t miss her launch.

In today’s episode we chat about:

  • Elianor’s story as a college student and author living with Necrotizing Autoimmune Myopathy

  • How she redefined what was “normal” for her to create her own path once she got sick

  • Why she wrote her book, “Dealing with Dramadies” in two parts

  • Don’t let your drama define you… you define it

  • Why she decided to write her book and what got her there

Links and things…

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