Today I have woken up and found myself to be in a great mood, with a huge grin spread across my face! The reason for this is that over the last few weeks I have slowly accomplished more and more. I am feeling pretty proud of myself! When my Dystonia started affecting more of my body, I found myself focusing on all the things I wouldn’t be able to do/ would struggle to do. Yet now as I look back over the last few months, I find that I have managed to do so much more than I ever thought I would be able to.
Though some of these accomplishments may seem small, such as learning to write with my left hand, for me these are huge steps forwards, that fill me with hope. I can now fill out forms with my left hand, I can go out in public and not worry about what people think of me and I can go shopping and try on clothes!!! All these little things reassure me that I can lead a normal life and enjoy it, despite my dystonia. At the end of the day, my dystonia is part of me, but it does not define me. It is my choices and actions that do.