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Events are Not Just About the Food



Happy Memorial Day! I am so grateful for all who gave some and some who gave all.

Sorry it has been awhile since my last blog post! The end of the school year has been filled with lots of fun events and activities! Here's an update of what I have been up to recently.

I went to an award breakfast with my parents and guidance counselor about two weeks ago. It was at a local college. The event was very nice and I am very thankful to have been selected.

My parents and I did not call ahead and ask about the food. We did not want to make a big deal out of it. When it came time to go and get food, I got water, eggs, fruit and half a bagel. I avoided all of the other bakery items such as muffins, biscuits, and french toast. I started by eating the eggs (I did not eat that much since I was fearful about my potential egg intolerance) and fruit. I was a little nervous about the bagel because breads are often associated with nuts. In the end I only ate about half of the half of the bagel.

I did survive eating the foods and it was risky for me to just eat food without exactly knowing where it was made or if it was even safe. Even though this event was an award breakfast, it really was not about eating the breakfast, but celebrating all of the students and their accomplishments.

Then this past week my school had a picnic. It rained the day of the picnic. I am the co-editor in chief of my school yearbook and I spent the majority of the picnic handing out the yearbooks. After that was over I headed into where lunch was being served.

For lunch I got a hamburger, watermelon, chips and pretzels. I knew the chips and pretzels were safe because I could read the label on the packages. Usually I feel safe about eating fruits so that is why I ate the watermelon. I also ate the hamburger even though I was not sure where the bread came from. I probably could have asked, but it was towards the end of the serving time and I was so hungry. This was also risky, but it was a chance I felt safe enough and willing to take.

In both of these events I took chances that could have caused allergic reactions. I do not recommend to anyone with a food allergy to just go ahead and eat foods without knowing if they are safe or not. Neither of these events were about the food, it was about celebration of life. When I attend events I do not focus on the food, but instead enjoy the event itself.

#memorialday #breakfast #picnic #risky

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