I’m kind of a loner by nature, so it never really bothered me that I didn’t know anybody else with PI or know a single person my age that could relate to my health struggles–until it did. It just hit me one day how alone I felt as a zebra living in a herd of horses. So I got online and I found this blog by a young woman with PI–it was the coolest thing. I wished that there were more people like her, brave enough to share their adventure with PI so the rest of us don’t have to feel alone. Eventually I realized I was being dumb and selfish–wishing for other people to do for me what I was unwilling to do myself. So after a long, long period of working up courage and obsessing over details, I finally sucked it up and started Needlin to be Normal. My hope is that my little project here can do for someone else what that young woman’s blog did for me… Sometimes it’s just nice to know that you’re not the only one with stripes.