Happy 1st Blogiversary Changing Focus: Epilepsy Edition! Yes it has been one year since I posted my very first blog post “Changing Focus to Epilepsy.” I could not imagine in my wildest dreams that I would come so far in this journey. People actually enjoy me spilling my life out and my complete randomness. I have to send a huge THANK YOU to my readers for all of your support and loyalty world-wide! I hope you continue to stay with me for many years to come 🙂
When I first decided to start this blog, I knew I wanted to get information out there. I knew I wanted to just join a community in raising awareness about a condition I’ve lived with my entire life. But what I did not know, is that people would start looking to me for strength and support. To be their voice when they were too afraid to speak or felt as if they couldn’t get their point across. I started this blog giving the basics of epilepsy. What seizures were, how to help people out, the type of seizures I suffer from. Then from all of your feedback, I noticed you related to the blogs on how I overcome so much, how I still manage to get through everyday life without letting my diagnosis stop me. Many people who are not living with epilepsy or don’t know anyone who is, think we are a victim of our circumstances. Not this chick! Epilepsy will NEVER defeat me nor will it ever silence me. Your continued support and feedback is what pushes me to go on.
I won’t lie to you and say that I didn’t think about walking away from this at one point, because I did. In the beginning I thought maybe this is just not for me, no one cares what I have to say. There’s enough information out there on the internet, nobody is going to want to read another blog loaded with it. But my readers have proved time and time again that they want real life stories. They want to be able to say “wow someone else out there is going through the same thing”. Yes, I will get trough this, yes I can live a “normal” life!
The return of my epilepsy almost broke me as a person. Something inside of me would not allow me to let it. So by taking it and turning it into something positive, I was able to reach the lives of so many. Many of my blogs have been special request by YOU. Wanting to know my perspective, how I manage certain things. Some have been random things I felt I just needed to get out. In the end I owe everything to each and every one of you. Thank you for inspiring me to never give up and pushing one step further. I promise to continue to grow because this has become my baby! My heart and soul goes into everything I do for Changing Focus. This is my purpose, this is what God has placed me here to do and I will not give up on you or myself!
Here are some of my most popular entries over the last year. Thank You my lovies!
Epilepsy Will Not Defeat Me
It Starts With A Headache
The Infamous Seizure Triggers
I Can Do This..Safety First Though!
That Epilepsy Life Chose Me
Side Effects: I Could Do Without Them
Advocate to Educate
Epilepsy Will Not Silence Me
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