Thursday, December 31, 2015

Beyound NF

Tonight, I find myself thinking about life. Within hours 2016 will arrive and with it new goals and opportunities for growth and development.  I am thinking about everything I have overcome and gone through. I sometimes wonder how I got to this point when so many thought I would not be able to do much in life. I was judged severely by doctors, teachers, and peers. I have been bullied and shunned. I have been treated as an inferior and trampled on.

Despite everything, I have triumphed. But there is still a lot more that needs to be done and accomplished. I still wake-up and wonder how different my life would be if NF were not part of it. Would it be necessarily easier? I will never know the answer. What I do know is that anything and everything I do in life NF will be a significant part of.

There is so much that I have already accomplished that I was told I would not be able to do. But there are still many many things I would like to check-off my bucket list. I want to get married and become a mom. I want to write and publish books. I want to be a voice for those like myself.  I want to travel around the world!

2015 brought many challenges that were not necessarily having anything to do with my neurofibromatosis.  Nonetheless, I am stronger and better prepared for the curve balls of 2016!!!


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy Holidays

                 HAPPY HOLIDAYS 
photo by: Andres Velasquez
I cannot believe that 2015 is nearing its end!! What a year has it been! I am so excited to start 2016 because I know that it will bring more amazing opportunities.I feel that this year my blog has reached more lives than ever before.I was also able to meet some of my readers who have honestly given me more reason to keep sharing my story.
My goal for 2016 is to continue sharing my story perseverance and to reach more lives. I hope to one day be able to publish my story, but until then, I will blog!!
I am very proud of myself because as promised I have written at least one post per month. My resolution for 2016 is to write more often than I did in 2015. I promise to share more personal stories like the one I did about suicide. 
I would also like to invite all of you, my readers to contact me if you would like me to share a personal anecdote or have any questions in particular. I am already working on two topics that I have put off since I began writing my blog in 2012.
I wish you all happy holidays and a fantastic closing of 2015 with the best start for 2016!!!

Oh yeah, and join my team for Cupid's Run! You will have a BLAST

I'm fundraising my pants off for @CupidsUndieRun! Make a donation here to help #EndNF

Join the fun and see me run in my undies!! =) Lets do this!! 

I'm fundraising my pants off for @CupidsUndieRun! Make a donation here to help #EndNF