When I met Evelina in 2011 I was a mess of a person. My life was stuck in neutral and I lacked focus and direction; honestly I was spinning like a top and couldn’t stop. I was going out with friends and drinking quite a bit, which wasn’t doing my body any favors as it was trying to fight off the progression of MS. The funny thing is the excessive drinking was normal in my mind after all everyone I associated with did it. I do not think I had a drinking problem, but I definitely think I had a goals problem.
I will admit I had a lot of fun back in those days, but time has moved on and I have grown a little. I will still get the occasional text asking to go out and I decline, not because I don’t like people, but because I have moved on and have different objectives in life; I know exactly where I am trying to arrive and spent enough time hanging in bars. This has become more important for me as the MS has progressed over the last couple of years. I cannot afford any health mistakes nor can I afford another awful relapse.
If you feel stuck maybe it is time to reevaluate the way you are living your life. What seems normal in the moment might appear quite different from another perspective. I always fall back on one of my favorite sayings…”If you continue to do what you’ve always done, you will continue to get what you’ve always gotten.” You have the power in yourself to alter the direction of your life.