We have so many belief systems in regards to what being strong is or what it looks like. Does it represent a physical feature or is it mental? Who in your life is representing Strength? Did they have an influence on your outlook on Strength? Let’s hear it friends 😊
That’s something I continue to tell myself during challenging times. It’s not easy battling a difficult disease like MS, but I can’t give in to it. I know many that read my blog, are battling other autoimmune diseases, mental health issues, or spiritual brokenness. I also, know that Caregivers have a challenging task when it comes to watching someone they love suffer. WE ARE NOT ALONE! Together, we can lift one another up because Support goes a long way.
This past week, I had my Tysabri treatment and the days after were rough. I had difficulty walking, it was a task to get dressed, I fell twice and I cried because of the pain and weakness in my legs. Even during this time of despair, I promised myself that I wouldn’t give up and I would PUSH through it all at my own pace. I urge you all to do the same. I went to the gym on Sunday and did my best with what I had for that day (I do the spoon theory in my head lol). The amount of support that was given to me was overwhelming and it truly melted my heart. People re-posted my video and tagged me as Inspiration for them to exercise.
Please continue friends. Don’t give up on yourself or the process. Below is the video that I posted and keep in mind that days prior, I was not able to walk far alone. God is good. Thanks for reading!!!
As I stated in my birthday recap post, hubby and I went to the “Damn.” concert, which starred my one of my favorite artists, Kendrick Lamar. The song Element has been weighing heavy on my mind and here is what I’ve learned…. When pursuing your passion feels discouraging
“You know careers take off, you just gotta be patient”. Patience, is the major key. We get excited about the possibility of what could be but we either compare ourselves to others or lack confidence. We all do this, but when do the excuses stop? When does being scared of success stop? We have to CONTINUE. Even if you move slow with your passion just don’t stop. Don’t let them take you out your Element
The enemy is moving quickly and working hard to take us off track. This is when self-doubt happens and those “little voices” tell us that it won’t work. Even if you have a moment of doubt, don’t let many see that. They will feed off of it and let’s face it, people are always “watching”. So, don’t miss a beat!
Keep going Friends, you got this!!
Thanks for reading!
Nicole Cherise ❤️
On yesterday, I was in a really funky mood. I wasn’t feeling the best, money was acting funny, and it was chilly lol! However, as the day went on, I was in better spirits. Isn’t that life? Don’t we have those moments when we just feel like everything is going wrong, but yet things turn out right?
Battling Multiple Sclerosis, has truly humbled my spirit. I don’t take any day for granted. I appreciate the fight in me. I realize that God has given this journey to me for a reason. My Purpose will Always be Greater. I do feel that I can Motivate, Inspire and Support anyone who is in need.
The same goes for you. Your strength, the works that you do, your drive, your passion is Greater than the struggle you are dealing with. Things will get better, You will get better!
Today was the Long Island MS Walk. I’ve walked every year since I was diagnosed in 2010. However, lately, I was in a rut about going. I wasn’t feeling my best physically or mentally. It wasn’t until 8 am this morning when I said, “Ok I’m going”. My team came with me and we had a good time.
I met a very nice woman named, Margaret Murphy who works at the National MS Society Long Island Chapter. I told her that I plan to be more involved with MS events in the future. I also did my annual pic with my dear friend Erin who inspires me so much!
So it turned out to be great after all and I’m happy I went! I’m blessed to have my supporters from near and far. Those who have helped me spiritually, those gave those pep talks and donated to the National MS society! Because of you, someone can get assistance with wheel chairs, walkers, coverage for treatment and the list goes on. On behalf of MS Warriors, THANK YOU!
I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far! 😊