Turning a negative into a positive

Battling Lyme disease for more than a decade, has taken me down many roads; but I would like to say that I’ve found something positive, in a negative situation-

“I share my problems, only to share my solutions” 

Helping others learn from my experience is why I’ve poured my heart and soul into this blog.

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – M.O.

For most of my life, I’ve never been able to see the positive…in anything really. It took 24 years for me to only begin to change the way I see things. Every day is a battle to keep moving forward. Every day is like a roller coaster- one minute I feel as if I can take on the world and accomplish anything; the next, I feel like throwing in the towel and ask myself, why the hell am I doing this, this is completely useless. But that’s okay. Everyone has their bad days and doubts about themselves at times. The fact that I’ve recognized I can change the way I think and change the way I see things-for the better- is an achievement all in itself

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Sharing what it is like to live with Lyme disease & other chronic illnesses to spread awareness; health advocate;

2 Comments

  1. I totally agree Stacie. Just the act of wanting to change the way you see is things is definitely an achievement. Without wanting to change and recognizing you can change, no change would happen. It’s the first step in the change process and definitely worth praising yourself for or that’s what I tell myself!

    • No you absolutely should be so proud of yourself! Recognizing that there is something to change and you wanting to change are actually the 2nd and 3rd stages of change (lol sorry in school I learned about the Transtheoretical Model!). I’ve been wanting to change for years and the most frustrating thing was learning that you can’t just say to yourself, “okay, today i’m changing this, this and this,” and done, that’s it. It just sort of happened when I wasn’t thinking specifically about it. I understand looking at the changing process on paper and stuff, but like I said, when it comes to experiencing it and making your own changes, it’s not so straight forward! Thanks for your support! Stay happy and healthy!

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