Back after a (really) long hiatus

4 months later.

No, this isn’t reference to a post-apocalyptic world, where society has collapsed and the world has been overrun by zombies.

Or aliens.

Or taken over by an evil overlord.

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New year, new beginning (and new hope)

With 2017 now just hours away, one invariably reflects of the past year. Things that happened in their lives, things that happened around the globe, things they would have loved to do or planned to do but didn’t, things that could have been done differently.

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Serendipity

serendipity

noun ser·en·dip·i·ty \ˌser-ən-ˈdi-pə-tē\

: luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for

Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary

I have been feeling kind of down for the past 10 days or so. And while I’d love to attribute this depression to my new medication, I know that the reason behind it is deeper.

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The right to happiness

I spent the past week thinking about something positive in my life that I could write about. And there were quite a few things in my notebook: I am doing well in my efforts to become a legitimate archer, I am “flying” at work, I feel good when people come for advice to me (especially if it is family or friends, and when you can see that your advice has helped them), and I installed some hardware I have been meaning to do so for a while (security camera, car radio system, stuff like that). I know, I know. Is that all? Don’t forget that a chronic illness, an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis, does take a toll, and the simplest things become an endeavour.

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Living a full life

MS takes a toll on you. Physically and emotionally. The physical part there is not much one can do about. Someone diagnosed with a chronic disease will have to accept (notice I am not saying surrender to – but more on this later) the fact that their condition will deteriorate as time passes. Deteriorate in various degrees and forms.

I started this blog with the intention of showing people that MS will not stop me in my tracks, and is not a “death sentence.” However, I thought that simply showing how strong someone with MS can be would give the wrong impression, and people also need to see the difficulties in living with MS.

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