If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I battle multiple ailments such as POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) as well as autoimmune disease and mental illness. These conditions can be EXTREMELY disabling, hence my being disabled, and make even the simplest of tasks arduous. Showering is a chore, I can’t stand long enough to do dishes, etc. You get the picture; being chronically sick sucks a fat one. However, I refuse to let these things stop me in my pursuit of my dreams. I am an aspiring author and write daily, which luckily doesn’t usually strain my body, and I am an aspiring wedding planner. Love is my favorite thing in the entire world and if I can help people celebrate it, I am absolutely going to do that. I intend to start my own wedding planning business. I have a long ways to go, but I’ve been researching extensively and I DIYed the crap out of my own wedding. I’ve also been in weddings and have assisted in planning and decor. I am excited to have yet another goal to accomplish. Baby steps pave my path, and I will take as many as necessary to reach the top of the mountain. How do I plan to do this? With lots and discipline. With extensive planning and organizing (my specialty, and the one positive thing that comes from OCD.) And with realistic goals.
I write for my book every other day and stick to it. Every single morning. I get up, get my cup of coffee with a touch of creamer, and I write write write. I also read daily to amp up my vocabulary as well as gain different writing styles. I didn’t used to do these things; I had to force myself into it. And it’s working. I. Love. It. It feels so great to not care what anyone thinks and just “do me,” as people say.
As far as the wedding planning, I’ve got a lot of research to do yet. And a lot of experience to gain. However, I possess the drive to do these things and I am not afraid of failure. My biggest fear? Not trying at all.