Hello all, my name is Chloe.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Why are we here? to make our voices heard through adventure and story telling, with the hope of raising awareness of Lyme Disease and other Chronic Illnesses.
Why am I here? In 2001, roughly, I contracted Lyme, and for the majority of my life I chose not to talk about it. In fact, for 14 years I ran away from, rather than trying to face the darn thing. Which is where you can find me now. Facing it all, though often times with a bit of reluctance, while sharing the experiences of others as well as my own, along the way.
So yes, we talk about Lyme Disease (and other Chronic Illnesses of equal importance) quite a bit, but we also share the great many reasons why we choose to live regardless of the obstacles, and I'd say that's a pretty amazing place to be, so I do hope you'll join us, however you think that would best fit into your life.
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What makes you more than?
For me? It's always been about the in-between moments & the ones so often overlooked.
I'm most at home when writing, traveling, and in the garden or kitchen with my family (pets included), though if I can combine any combination of the above, I might just possibly explode.
I thrive in the outdoors, proudly wearing the badge of "outdoorsy" in the non-traditional sense: Sitting on a mountain between some wildflowers, hopefully there's a stream running nearby, and with a basket, gifted to me by my grandpa, filled with paints, postcard sized painting paper, notebooks, and books. And most likely my camera, where I'd happily be documenting little video snippets of this moment.
I do like hiking, quite a bit infact, but if you were to ask me where I'm most myself, it would be between the wildflowers.
I absorb things easily (be it emotions or lotion--dry skin) and write often about the process of processing. And though I don't tend to own a lot of things, I cannot and will not budge on books, old postcards and letters, ceramic mugs, my moms tiles, baskets, and candles.
The car I drive, Little Blue, is my favorite adventure partner (but there are many close seconds).
Community and connection is everything, and since starting the More Than Lyme Adventures (in-person gatherings/events), this rings more true that ever.
Digging up potatoes, chipped doorways with weeds growing in and around it's leaning frame, the sound of frogs at Tuckaway Farm, rushing of a river, and preferably while rafting, the first cherry tomato of the season, and watching my dog romp through the desert, are just a few of my favorite things. Also, Scotland, it's pure magic, and if I were to live anywhere else it would have to be the Isle of Lewis in the outer Hebrides. You'd find me surfing the pristine beaches by day and writing in a stone cottage on the hillside by night.
Ok, that's enough about me! I'd love to hear from you.
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Why are you here? Is there anything in specific you're hoping to get out of More Than Lyme?