Today, May 29th, is world MS day.
For me, it's a chance to reflect on how MS has affected my life - and how I can continue to ease myself into this. Let it be a part of my life - and be okay with that.
It's a chance to think about medications, diet, lifestyle.
A chance to do everything I can to bring awareness to the cause.
To understand, and appreciate, the scientific advancements.
And to hope for better treatments, and someday, a cure.
My journey with MS has just begun, yet it has been the most intense time of my life. More overwhelming than anything I have encountered. Harder than finishing two degrees, having two children, building a career. Becoming part of the MS community, meeting others who understand, and sharing my story - that has been my outlet. Writing, thinking, speaking - it helps. So much.
Recognizing days like today is so important. It makes me proud to be part of such an amazing group of strong people.