8 Mar 2015

‘She needed a hero so that’s what she became’- Anon. 

When you think of superheroes who do you automatically think of? Batman or superman? What about wonder woman do we ever think of her? 

I know we should include her into the mix because like the other two she too has a battle to fight, a journey to embark on and a point to prove. 

Instead of gadgets she uses her common sense to prevail and to prove to others how strong she really is. 

Me I look at women like her and although I totally adore her outfit think to myself that life is about fighting the good fight particularly when happiness is involved.

Lately my mind has been elsewhere, I too have had to travel on my own personal journey and reevaluate things in my life. 

As I approach 30 I see that instead of sitting here questioning where my life is going and worrying about other people’s perceptions of me that I need to take the advice of the ones that truly love me. That advice is to live my life not second guess it.

With Epilepsy unfortunately we do have obstacles that we’d rather not come up against. 

Along with the insecurities, the testing, the resting and the medication issues we have to apply a method of positivity in order to succeed and dare I say feel like we’re living a normal life.

Lately my shakes have stayed away for whatever reason. I don’t know if it’s because my body’s changing or whether it’s a lull that I wish would last forever and not be a part time measure.

 Whatever it is I choose not to complain particularly when there are millions of people in the world suffering who have their own concerns that they’d wish to erase. 

As I sit here this evening I look around me and wonder what life would be like without my epilepsy, without this optimism to want more for myself and to know deep down that bad times subside. Time is a great healer and acceptance is key.

Today is International womens day. 

Many may frown that we have a designated day to congratulate one another on our strengths however I feel that it’s essential to be proud of who you are,  to smile at the women that enlightened you and motivated you to get to this point. 

Whether you’re a mother, a wife, a girlfriend, sister, cousin, best friend of confidante you mean something to someone. You are a person who ought to be cherished. 

There are so many women whether it be motivational speakers, musicians family and friends both past and present they have all touched me in ways that wouldn’t do them justice by in writing because they mean so much. My heart is full thinking about them all. 

Without forgetting the gents in all this you too have a part to play and your support to us women whether we have a condition or not will never ever go unnoticed. 

Heroes are people that don’t have to wear the outfit to be a hero. Support is what makes a hero. Sharing love is another and aspiring to want more for the ones you love is what shows us how unique you can be.

As for the remainder of my few weeks away..

Exercise is back on track. My body has been feeling low thanks to the dreaded toncillitis but that too is recovering. 

Chocolate wise I’m a chocoholic trough and through and as for my cooking skills well I’ll learn in time! 

To conclude today’s post. Be your own hero, don’t close up allow people into your life that will make you a happier and more fulfilled person. 

Realise we all have faults but that’s what makes us human. Epilepsy isn’t a threat, it’s a condition and a one everyday we fight… As heroes. 



Overcoming worry, anxiety and learning to cope with epilepsy. I dedicate this blog to my family and to all those people out there who thought the possible was impossible. Life isn’t about doing everything yesterday it’s about finding acceptance and taking your time. This blog has been created to document my findings and to allow others to understand that they are not alone. I have tried my best to collate these concerns for others to read should they wish. The intention is to not only address my concerns of my condition however I also intend to address my daily struggles whilst giving an insight as to what my days entail.

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