This is it. Today’s the day. Wherever you are on your journey with your vestibular something, you get to start fresh today. You decide how you respond to every symptom that touches your system today. Your reaction is your choice. I know it may feel soul crushing. I know that it may be so heavy that you’re not sure how you could even hold any control in this storm. But you do. Even if you haven’t uncovered it yet.
How you move forward today can change your whole world because today’s the day that your vestibular something no longer defines you. It may be a part of you, but it’s certainly not all of you. What lights you up inside? What goals do you have? What dreams sit in your heart? Who do you want to spend more time with? What brings you happiness? What would you do if you weren’t dealing with your vestibular something? Whatever your answers are to those questions, the time to focus on that light in your life is now in whatever capacity you can.
Write those things on a piece of paper or a sticky-note and put it somewhere that you see every day. That’s your happy reminder of all that you’re fighting for. Those items are the bliss you will look at each day to light you up inside even when you’re overwhelmed by your vestibular something, maybe still feeling very lost on the path, or possibly in healing mode relentlessly trudging forward.
My fresh start happened in moments of following the light within me. Moments when I concluded that my vestibular something was not going to define my life (or at least not in a way that I didn’t determine). I wanted it to make me a better me, to help me become more in tune with myself, and discover what I wanted out of this life [hint: I want to help other Vestibular Warriors thrive!]. Now that’s not something discovered overnight and it’s an ever-evolving journey, but around eighteen months in with my vestibular something I really started to open up more about my journey. I knew I would write a book about it because I had connected with many Vestibular Warriors who desperately wanted to feel understood. I knew I wanted to empower others and in turn that only helped me too. It helped me heal. And now it helps me thrive…
My fresh start happened in the moments that I started to find bliss in this life again after getting sucked into the vestibular darkness. Sitting with my boys (a toddler and a baby at the time) and feeling a gratitude radiating from my soul that I was their mother. Letting their love brighten my soul because even if I felt like the vestibular stuff had broken me, the pieces were still there. I could still provide love. Somewhere in the mess I was still me… I was getting to know myself better.
My fresh start happened when the symptoms were no longer down pouring each day. I found moments when I could breathe and regain my composure. I realized I was healing. I knew healing was possible and had refused to believe anything other than that, but when I really started to feel it, my heart opened.
Let your heart open, Vestibular Warrior. This is your fresh start.
My mission is to inspire and empower Vestibular Warriors around the world in elevating their wellness and supporting vibrant health as they navigate this human-experience with a vestibular something and beyond.
I hope that this space is light along your journey...