Adulthood so far: winging it every day
As a little kid, I remember going to family parties, seeing all the nicely dressed adults laughing and joking, smiling from ear to ear,...
Around August 2021, I was diagnosed with MS. Although I have had some time to take in what it is and what it means for me, I don't feel like I have truly understood or even began to start this long journey and new way of life. By starting my own blog/website, I am hoping to not only learn more about MS myself, but to also raise awareness and give people more insight into what it truly is. If anybody has any stories of their own, I would love to hear them.
I am Charlotte Devlin, I am 25 years old and I have recently discovered I have a pesky little disease called Multiple Sclerosis. I was compelled to set up my own blog/site as a way to learn more about this disease and also myself; it is hard enough trying to discover yourself in your twenties, so to add a chronic illness to the mix, well I soon discovered that I am a mess (get it?). One of the biggest things I have struggled with so far in life is my own mental health, so when I was first diagnosed, it gave me the motivation to take some courses in counselling - so that I could basically counsel myself and give the people around me a safe space to be themselves and open up completely, with no judgement. Ultimately, I have decided that this blog/site is another safe space and while I will be treating it like a diary of sorts, I also want to use it to encourage others, to motivate and to hopefully make people smile. Life is a big journey; it is full of ups, downs, twists and turns that are so hard to predict and sometimes overcome, it is no wonder people find themselves lost at some point. So if you ever find yourself lost, I hope you make it here where we can be pretty confused together, but making the most of it.