As millennials in today's world, we all face certain challenges. Adding a disability and other chronic diagnoses to the mix makes it all seem insurmountable. But the one thing a diagnosis or living in today's world cannot take from me is my attitude. I live in the present moment and whatever challenge I go through, that's a lesson for me to learn from. It is an opportunity to grow. Throughout my struggles over my twenty-three years of life -- muscular dystrophy, multiple surgeries, a stroke, amongst many more -- I continually remained positive through the darkness. My attitude was always my weapon. And with that, I will never be conquered.
I want to share my life -- my struggles and celebrations, my trials and tribulations -- with the hope that someone, somewhere is moved by my journey and will become more mindful of the life they're leading, and their outlook towards it. If I can do that much by sharing my story, it will all be worth it.
"We may encounter defeats, but we must not be defeated." -Maya Angelou
I refuse to be defeated, and so must you. Let's explore this crazy world together.