Hi there! I am a wife to Tom, we have been married for 3 years. We have three children: Jason, age 11, Haleigh, age 3, and Grayson, age 1. I work fulltime in the student services department at a university based out of West Virginia. I am very fortunate to be able to work from home, and have been seizure free for 4 years and counting!
I have always had seizures, from being born two months early, to not having a breakthrough seizure until age 5, then a hiatus until age 21. After having multiple seizures, in 2011, I decided to make a change. I was unhappy with the way I looked, felt, and acted. One day I decided I was no longer accepting that unhappiness and did everything I could to change my life.
And it did. Since then, I have grown mentally in ways I cannot even explain. Just a few years ago I was filled with self doubt, couldn’t stick up for myself, lacked confidence and was surrounded by negativity. Now, I refuse to let that negativity bother me. It will always be there, the stress and the negativity but it is not about that, it’s about how YOU react to it.
Taking everything with one step at a time, I began staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with Epilepsy.
Age Diagnosed: birth
Hobbies: Mom-ing; Wife-ing, Running, Working out, day dates, crafting