Anyone who knows me also knows that I have allergies…
A lot of them
Beef, dairy, eggs, yeast, peanuts, sesame, lamb, pineapple, gluten, 1000 different type of trees, pollen, and the cold.
Dairy might be the worst one
Not being able to have milk with my coffee or cereal.
No ice cream, no alfredo sauce, no cookies
No milk with my Oreos…
And somehow dairy ends up in everything that is packaged too
But I’ve been able to find alternatives.
Coconut milk has recently been my favorite
And to be honest, it’s not that bad compared to dairy milk. I even had some coconut yogurt–though it did cost a lot, $6 for one cup!
But I guess my point is this:
I had no idea how I’d be able to even eat food when I found out I was allergic to half of my diet last summer.
Like seriously, I’d been eating these things my whole life, and all of a sudden, I developed allergies to them, or was I always allergic to them?
So then began my path to find alternatives.
Chicken instead of meatballs with my spaghetti
Vegan alternative ice creams and vegan cheese
Coconut milk instead of dairy milk
No beer for me–but it’s not like I really care to drink anyways
Alternatives are everywhere
Villanova was an “alternative” to me
Singapore was an “alternative” option to me when they told me London group was filled
I started diving into performance magic because I failed to make the basketball team
Alternatives are not as bad as we make them out to be.
Because as long as we have options, as long as we have alternative solutions, everything in the end can be okay.
And it might even be better than what you originally wanted.