Life on the back roads is not always simpler. Maybe how we deal with things are just different.
16 years ago at the age of 32 I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. That diagnoses turned my life upside down. The first year of adjustment to a disease that is so unpredictable as ms was a tough one. My marriage ended, my dreams were gone. Crushed into the earth that I stood on. But today although I do have bad days, I try to avoid the pity parties. I’m still mobile. I still try to get out there and do the things I love. Photography and horses have always been my passion. Though I can’t jump on a horse and go full tilt after a a cow, I still can can go for a quiet ride down a back road. Multiple Sclerosis has slowed me down but it gives me the chance to smell the roses. Notice things I never did before. It has made me grateful for a lot of things that people take for granted. MS might be a life sentence but it’s not a death sentence.