To Me: Before the MS Diagnosis

This is to you.

Right now, you’re living carefree. These words that follow, are the things are the words you’re soon going to need to hear. The previous incidents of falling down and falling down stairs are not incidents of being clumsy. They were most likely warning signs of what was to come. You laughed. The genetic signs were there and it never crossed anyone’s mind- especially yours.

You celebrated being 22. The warning signs are there. Something’s brewing beneath the surface. Signs that shouldn’t have been ignored. You should have been informed about the MS symptoms. You shouldn’t have been brushed off by multiple doctors, it did more harm than good.

Always stay positive. There will be days that you want to give up on everything and everyone. Including yourself. People may act like they understand and you will want to push them away.

Always let someone in your life.

 

Orlando

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I feel as though I need to address what happened Sunday morning.

This act of terror hit close to home. No, I’m not gay myself. But a close friend and family members are. In fact, one lives close to Orlando.

Let’s look at it this way.

We’re all supposed to be free to love whomever we wish to love in this country. We’re supposed to have that right. No one has to agree with who we love.

Here’s the problem:

A man saw something he didn’t like between two other men. If it upset him, well, in my opinion, it was none of his business what this couple was doing.

That was the solution.

Mind your business.

That’s also another problem in this country. People don’t know how to stay out of anyone’s business.

This terrorist took it upon himself to take the lives of 50 people and injure 53 more. All because he didn’t agree with their lifestyle? How did the FBI let him skim under the radar once he was red flagged?

The more the week progresses, the more we try to understand how this happened.

As a Catholic person, I try my best not to judge anyone. It’s not my place.

In America- we’re allowed to voice whatever opinion we have. Thing is: Someone’s opinion usually initiates more hate.

I hate to break it to you Christians who may be reading this: The Bible may state it’s a sin for a man to lay with another man. You do not know if Jesus/God said this. YOU DON’T. Just because a book tells you that it is the “word of God”, doesn’t mean it is. For all you know, a crackpot could’ve written the Bible and made his own beliefs regarded as God/Jesus’ beliefs.

Again. I’m not an atheist. I’m Catholic. And I have a hard time believing that “God’s word” judges other people. When… the Commandments speak of adultery, murder…yet people do this. Every damn day.

These victims in Orlando, God rest their souls, were out enjoying themselves with their friends, significant others, and families. Just because people don’t believe in gay marriage or gay rights; the people they were with, did.

This is a time we as a Nation should be looking at ways to prevent this behavior; not commend it. No one “deserved” what happened to them.

Hate is a major problem in this country.

Let’s stop the hate and come together.

At the end of the day…

Love wins over hate.

 

 

 

One Lovely Blog Award

Let me start by thanking MSnuButterflies for nominating me for this. It’s kind of flattering to think one of my fellow bloggers gave me this honor when I’ve only had my blog up a short time. So, thank you again. (Please stop by her blog for awesome reads about laughs, life, and of course, MS).

Seven things about me:

  1. I love everything about there is about photography. I’m rarely seen without a camera in my hand.
  2. I’m a die-hard Steelers fan.
  3. It’s a well-known fact with everyone I know and now I’m sharing with you that I wish Channing Tatum would fall off a cliff somewhere. I can’t stand him.
  4. My kryptonite is tequila.
  5. I swear Roger the Alien from American Dad is my real brother. (Or sister???)
  6. I’m passionate about helping the youth in my community.
  7. I frequently volunteer in homeless shelters in my community

Please check out the 10 blogs I have nominated. I found it really hard to narrow it down to 10. There are so many wonderful and inspiring blogs. I encourage you to visit all of these wonderful blogs.

  1. LivingIncurably
  2. Being Lydia
  3. Mini2z
  4. As I Live & Breathe
  5. Personally Me Blog
  6. Indisposed and Undiagnosed
  7. Butterfly Sand
  8. Pain Pals
  9. Subjunctive Collapse
  10. Two Rooms Plus Utilities

If you choose to accept my nomination for “One Lovely Blog” award please follow these rules.

Award rules are:

1. Thank the person that has nominated you & include a link to their blog.

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs of your choice.

3. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.

4. Share seven different things about yourself.

 

Red Wine Cures…

Not a damn thing.

I went into a few glasses of red wine thinking it could cure at least some of the thoughts  I have weighing on my mind right now.

The RRMS…

Being into a friend who I thought was into me back.. seriously who leads someone on when you’re in your late 20s???? I guess that’s still a thing after all. Who knew.

Glass three…

I felt I was living Taylor Swift’s former life and felt like writing a hit song.

Glass four…

I hated my life.

Glass five…

I’m realizing glasses 1-4 might’ve been a mistake. I don’t drink often & not nearly enough.wine-red-yum

Motivation Monday

I really didn’t have an MS post prepared today, so, instead I’ll be sharing a motivational list.

  1. Always believe something wonderful is about to happen

  2. Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall

  3. To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work

  4. Spend life with who makes you happy, not who you have to impress.

  5. Be who you are and say what you feel

  6. Today, you are you that is truer than true.

  7. Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.

  8. Don’t forget to be AWESOME.

Single Life

A prompt from my online journal (not public); wanted to know the answer to this. My question is, how does one answer?

I’ve been single for a year, was absolutely destroyed by my past break-up. Everyone starts thinking once they are single… it’s a nice thing. Ha. It is, at first. And then, it drags out.

You meet someone new and automatically put a wall up. In my case… I was hesitant to even be into anyone else. Heartbreak is devastating.  Rejection, I believe, is even worse.

So how is my single life? I’m in a position where I work 24/7. Study even more than that. Am I trying to avoid being in a relationship? No, not at all. It would be nice to be in a relationship with someone who understands. Who isn’t selfish. That list can go on and on.

At this point in time, I actually prefer being single. With my cat.