Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) changed my life. At 27, it was not necessarily a welcome diagnosis – one that came with far too many unknowns and potential grim outcomes. If I’m being honest, I’m lucky enough to live most of the time in unaffected by the disease. But, when I reflect on this journey of living with an invisible disease, I see I’ve learned some valuable lessons that have filtered into all aspects of my life. Lesson 1: Focus on what you can control.
“The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment.” -Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ I’m a planner. I always have been, even as a kid. I like to know what is going to happen, when it’s going to happen, who will be involved, and how it’s going to get done. It’s a blessing and a curse – I get things done and keep things organized, but I also can get caught up in thinking so much about the future that I miss what’s happening right in fr