2021 started out unlike any year I’ve experienced before. I did not feel like celebrating a new year. Yes, I was glad to leave 2020 behind but was there really anything to celebrate entering a new year with almost 400,000 COVID deaths in the US? Then, on January 6th, there was an insurrection terrorist attack on our Nation’s Capitol. I sat in disbelief and tears while I watched the news. I couldn’t muster up wishing anyone a happy new year. From connecting with so many of you on social media, I know you felt the same way. I guess there is something comforting in sharing the discomfort of the world. I am here now to wish you a Happy February.
With travel so up in the air right now, Gluten-Free Globetrotter is an interesting situation. This website thrives on travel. I thrive on travel. What does one do when they are taking a travel hiatus due to a worldwide pandemic? Good question and something I have been thinking about a lot lately.
My plan for Gluten-Free Globetrotter is to go back to my roots of sharing my personal story, advocating for the celiac disease community, and helping others navigate their gluten-free journey both near and far. I also plan to update my Gluten-Free in New York City content including more guides, more maps, and maybe even a gluten-free food tour after years of you asking me for one. Stay tuned!
2021 also happens to be a HUGE personal milestone year for me. This year is officially 40 years since my diagnosis with celiac disease. Yep, you read that right.
FOUR DECADES OF LIVING WITH CELIAC.
While I don’t feel like I can be old enough to have been living gluten-free for this long, I do know with this many years of experience I have a lot of information to share. I also want to celebrate living with celiac disease for 40 years. Not many people I know have this badge of honor. I truly believe that my diagnosis when I was a toddler and my growing up with celiac disease made me who I am today.
For those who are new here, thank you for reading so far. For those who have been around since the beginning, thank you for your continued support. My favorite part of living with celiac disease has always been the amazing community of people that I have connected with around the world. You keep me doing what I am doing.
Leave a comment below and tell me what you are looking for here on Gluten-Free Globetrotter. I will do my best to create content for you. I look forward to your feedback for my 2021 posts.