My epilepsy journey, plus YOU!

Over twelve years ago, I thought I had lost everything. When I heard those three little words (You have epilepsy), I thought the world had come crushing down. There was no room for survival, and my life was without a doubt over. Looking back now, I realize how much a drama queen I had been.Continue reading “My epilepsy journey, plus YOU!”

Monday Reflections: Hidden Turmoil

She’s amiable and pleasant, a vibrant smile always on her face.She’s friendly in conversation, just laughs and jokes around.She’s all around cheerful, and she’s so undeniably happy. All signs show no indication of sadness or anger.From the outside, everything seems more than okay.But, what’s on the surface is a perfectly curated facade.  She smiles widely,Continue reading “Monday Reflections: Hidden Turmoil”

To my Game of Temporal Lobe Fam

Epilepsy is much like the weather. It’s unpredictable and always changing. A sunny, 85 degree morning can quickly turn into a 58 degree with scattered thunderstorms afternoon. With epilepsy, you can never predict what will happen next. You prepare for a picnic. Lightning strikes, and you have to watch the latest documentary on Netflix. TheContinue reading “To my Game of Temporal Lobe Fam”

Seizure free for one year!!!

Memories of the past three years float around in my mind. As I sort through the trying and sunny times, it’s almost impossible to put all my feelings into words. There is heartache for the loved ones I’ve lost along the way. There is fright and frustration for the storms I’ve had to face. There isContinue reading “Seizure free for one year!!!”

Monday Reflections: Monday Blues

I hold my breath and close my eyes hoping the pain will come and go. I try to go on as if it was just another day. There is no denying that the sunset has left and the sunrise has followed. It is another day, but it’s another day without you here. When I readContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Monday Blues”

This is for you, the one I never got to meet.

I could see your bright smile long before I ever saw your face. I could hear your cries and sobs because you needed a diaper change. I could feel your warm hugs when you needed my comforting embrace. I could imagine all the memories we’d create through the years. I could picture you reaching allContinue reading “This is for you, the one I never got to meet.”

Here and There

This is something I wrote back in 2007 when I was adjusting to college and being on my own for the first time. As graduation season comes to a conclusion, I feel the following poem is only appropriate. Going off to college means being surrounded by an unfamiliar environment that is filled with so muchContinue reading “Here and There”

Life is but a waterfall

Sometimes there are no words to describe your thoughts because they are a jumbled up mess. Sometimes curve balls get thrown your way, and you can’t dodge them. Sometimes you feel so lost that there is no way of finding your way back. Then, from out of nowhere, there is a tiny ray of lightContinue reading “Life is but a waterfall”

All beginnings start with goodbyes

Black caps with all sorts of colored tassels can be seen flying in the air, and we all know what this means. Graduation season is here! And all the hard work has finally paid off! With the completion of any chapter, one thing is certain. There will always be goodbyes. I dislike the bye and preferContinue reading “All beginnings start with goodbyes”