Despite doing my spring round-up yesterday, I am participating in the American Headache and Migraine Association's annual blog challenge starting today. I wanted to back up a bit and follow yesterday's topic: Favorite Hope Quote. Here it is.
"He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skills. Our antagonist is our helper." By Edmund Burke
I sort of view my chronic migraines as an antagonist in my life. I'm constantly doing battle with it. I want to do things but I can't because of my migraines. I want to go places but I can't because of my migraines. I want to have a conversation without stumbling over myself because of my migraines. You get the idea.
My life is severely complicated by chronic migraines. Instead of just focusing on all I can't do and all the losses (past, present and future), I like to think that there is some benefit to this struggle. For me, this feels hopeful.
For example, I never would have started this blog if not for my chronic migraines. I never would have connected with all of you.
I don't know what is coming in the future but this quote infuses me with a sense of hope that the struggles of today are strengthening me in preparation for my future.
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