It has been an intense week-with working on the farm, visiting a school for a training, attending class, and commuting on the bus. My body reminded me I needed to slow down. I had an episode Wednesday evening while preparing dinner. Thankfully, I’ve come to recognize the signs of an impending seizure (called an aura) and I sat down in a safe position and practiced the grounding technique my doctor taught me, which is why I think, when I did start convulsing, it did not last very long. This episode however, has left me exhausted, longer than usual, and so I’ve had to cut back on certain activities and take more frequent rests. I was only fifteen days away from making it to a year of being seizure-free. Still, with everything that has happened in my life this past year, having only one major episode in about a year’s time is worth celebrating and expressing gratitude for.
So does this episode mean I give up pursuing my dreams and living the life I’ve envisioned? Nope, it just means I take the time to re-examine my needs and adjust my priorities so that I feel energized and balanced, and this includes getting adequate sleep. For this mindfulness that the seizures have led me to practice, I am grateful.
This marks my 30th post friends. I will now commit to writing one post per week. Thank you for following me thus far. I look forward to sharing my leap of faith as it unfolds here in Hawaii and to continue making meaningful connections with you because there is love in that, and with love comes the energy that sustains, heals, and hopes.
With Love, Magaly