It’s been a while since I’ve posted about life and not too often that I post at all. This last year has been a doozy. Life doesn’t tell you what is going to happen it shows you as it’s happening. People, Parents, Friends, Family, Mentors, etc., try to prepare you from what they experienced and the unknown, but life has a different agenda. When life speaks we have to take the bull by the horns and deal with it otherwise life will crush us and keep moving forward. Always remember that “LIFE Does Not Discriminate!”
Over the last year, there have been new battles of life on top of my invisible MS. Like many of us, we are dealing with some medical condition. Mine is the type that drives my body crazy on the inside and sometimes I have no control. People look at me crazy, react defensively, tell me that there is nothing wrong and it’s only in my head. I laugh at them because there is literally a problem in my head/brain and they have no clue how true their statement is, as they use sarcasm.
Now adding on a heart condition, arthritis, and (lipomas that are monitored with one surgically removed, so they don’t become cancerous). As summer 2018 made my full circle of having to change everything in my comfort zone with new beginnings that are foreign. Life is sometimes overwhelming, scary, confusing, frustrating, stressful, depressed, and all kinds of other emotions (many masks to hide behind) that push the limits on MS that are not supposed to push. This new change in life has tested my ability of self-strength, perseverance, happiness, love and how I look at the quality of life. Again, “LIFE Does Not Discriminate!”
Taking many things for granted and still do sometimes. This new life has shown me not to take anything for granted and to be grateful for life itself. Work at doing my best, strive for the better, and most of all keep the joy and (Don’t) allow anyone or anything to steal my happiness/ my joy. Taking on these new diagnosed medical conditions, I make it my job to keep a smile on my face and know that others have it worse and I will make through these storms as I am the controller of what is controllable and the student of what is uncontrolled.
With that being said; my first steps to life changes is losing weight, being healthy, and helping others. After a four-month set back; I have taken a nutrition class for nine months and graduated last week. I have now taken on the role of “Peer Leader” at the nutrition class that allows me to be alongside others that are dealing with their battles and help to make life a little easier knowing that they are not alone and have the support to improve in all cases.
On that note People; get to know your body and who you are as a person from the inside out. Don’t be afraid to step out on the unknown and always believe and have faith in yourself. There are people out in the world to support whatever you are going through, who won’t judge you, won’t share your life situations without your per mission, and most of all they care about you. Your life has meaning enjoy every moment and live each day as if it was your last. Remember, “LIFE Does Not Discriminate!”
ob·vi·ate | \ ˈäb-vē-ˌāt
- to anticipate and prevent (something, such as a situation) or make (an action) unnecessary
- The new medical treatment obviates the need for surgery.
Fanatical / Fanatic
fa·nat·ic \ fə-ˈna-tik \
- disapproving : a person exhibiting excessive enthusiasm and intense uncritical devotion toward some controversial matter
- a person who is extremely enthusiastic about and devoted to some interest or activity
Traced back to the Latin word “fanum” is the origin of fanatic which means “sanctuary, temple” that is less often commented on. In the 17th century (fan) made an appearance then happened to vanish for two centuries only to return in the 19th century that was referred to devoted spectators and participants of sports. It is lead to believe, and likely that “fan” is a shortened form of fanatic.