I was so excited when I got my issue of Neurology Now magazine! It features Jamie-Lynn Sigler, an actress who went public about her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
I entitled this post,”MS Sister” because when it comes to MS Warriors, I look at them as sisters and brothers. If you haven’t seen or read the article, please do!
I’m so happy for Jamie-Lynn. I know opening up about MS wasn’t easy (especially as an actress) but it’s good for those who are scared to know that they are not alone. We are in this battle together. We are Mighty Strong!!
Nicole Cherise ❤
Hi friends! Happy Monday and new week to you!
The link above is video shared my Idris Elba. He asks people the question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” of course, many laughed and states that they were grown up, however when do you stop growing? 🤔
We all have had dreams or goals we want to do, but we reach a point where we just put that dream on the back burner. Is it because it didn’t happen by the age we wanted it to? Did “life” happen? I’ll be first to admit that when I was younger, I wanted to become a wife, mother and Psychologist. Professionally, I want to obtain my doctorate degree and I wanted to open a family center to help all people. I feel like once I was diagnosed with MS that was a curve ball that wasn’t expected. I began to concentrate on other things that were more important, family. Steve and I got married and we eventually became parents. So, I’ve achieved two things, but I still haven’t accomplished the final piece. Once I stopped putting age limits on stuff my mind changed. Once I said I don’t know if it will happen, now it’s I WILL get my cherry on top, God willing.
We also have this attitude that if we don’t do certain things by certain ages, we either failed or will never accomplish them. I feel a lot of television and fairy tales are the cause for this. We have this thought that by this age, I should finish school, I should be in my dream career by that time, this age, I should get married or at least fall in love, I should have kids by this time in life, I should own a home/condo at this point. We place pressure on ourselves and it hurts when these things aren’t fulfilled.
Imagine if we as a people could just live. Imagine as we are growing and evolving, we can say I’m ready to take the leap. Instead of family and society filling our heads with time limits, we take our time and just worry about ourselves and our creations. This can be us friends, we need to make that choice.
What are your thoughts? Thanks so much for reading!
Look at this!!!
A few weeks ago I shared the story on Facebook about the success of Jessica’s Honest Company. I don’t know about you but that is very inspirational. She was very passionate about products for the body and home etc. Now she has a $200 million net worth and was on the cover of Forbes magazine.
Friends this could be anyone. Use your gifts and passions to build your empire!
As I type, I’m experiencing leg pain after a day of feeling great and being on the move. That is the unpredictable aspect of dealing with MS symptoms. However, I’m still happy and won’t let this “hiccup” keep me down.
I shared the link above because it makes me happy to see celebrities open up about either their own battles with illness or express the experiences of their loved ones.
Check it out