Hey hey!  I’m Rachel, I’m almost 30, and I am blessed to be surrounded by beauty of the great Pacific Northwest.  I’ve just been diagnosed with a chronic illness that has caused me to restructure my life and find new ways to measure happiness.  This will impact my family in a number of ways and I’ll have to put some dreams on hold, but I am going to keep chasing the silver lining and pushing forward.  Shine on!