“Living with Epilepsy.” “Let’s talk about it.”

Good Morning!

Yesterday I thought of you all day but was feeling under the weather and didn’t write.  My sincere apologies.

One of the many feelings that someone with epilepsy struggles with is insecurity.  Insecurity with”self” and how we see ourselves.  Wondering how others view you, and wanting “acceptance” (even if you do not have epilepsy)  is a very powerful and real for many.  Yes, it is true, I at times struggle with this.  It is a combination of how we see others and how “perfect” they may seem and wondering how they see us.  Understanding that no one is “PERFECT”  is the beginning of hurdling that struggle and understanding that no one can  “judge” us, ever. You need to love what you see when you look in the mirror.  Sure when those people that probably don’t even know  you have  meaningless “petty chat”.  Remember, they are not you, they have not even tried to “walk in your shoes”, they do not know what you have been through in life and your own very personal struggles and challenges.  Everyone makes mistakes in life. Learning from those “mistakes” is what makes life so sweet.  Hey, if I had to list my “mistakes” it would be quite the scroll.  If I did not make those mistakes, and grow from them, I would not be where I am today or meet those special people I love so very much or even where my passion is as an Epilepsy Advocate.  Mistakes that are made are in the past.  Now it is time to pull those “mistake bandaids” off!   Once you do, it will only hurt for a second, but I promise, you will feel amazing.. Life is for living in the present and looking forward to the future, not living in the past and definately not worrying about how others see you.  The most important person is you..  2017 will not change unless you make a change. This is game time, make the rest of your life the “winning game!” Each and every one of you are so very special. Have an amazing Saturday.

Maria

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