I am not certain that I can pin point how or why exactly I started this blog – but I do have a purpose. The purpose of this blog is to document and explore how to live life relentlessly. For me, this means to fight for my life. Am I dying? No, but I do know for certain that life is a losing battle – and for that reason, I aim to fight back with intention. I intend to get back up when life knocks the wind out of me (which it has, on occasion) and demand happiness even in my darkest hour. This blog was conceived with the realization that life doesn’t always give you happiness wrapped up neatly with a bow – most of the time, in fact, you have to burn bridges and light candles and seek your way through the bullshit in order to find it. By the Grace of Chocolate is supposed to be a reminder for myself and others of the good things in life…even if sometimes the only good we can find is in a little piece of chocolate.