Highlights: My Migraine Life 2019
There are many highlights in 2019. The year seemed to slip by and looking back, I did a whole lot! I came into this year as a “year of yes” mentality with migraine advocacy and it really paid off! I’m so proud of what I accomplished and couldn’t be able to do it without My Migraine Lifers.
Named best headache and migraine blogs 2019
Advocate award for Miles for Migraine
- Largest team in Cleveland and Cincinnati
- Largest fundraiser in Cleveland and Cincinnati
- Speaker-patient perspective
- Best in Show Blog
- Best in Show Facebook
- Lifetime Achievement
- Patient Leader Hero.
Meet me at the Races video (this was a major step outside my box)
Motherhood and How I Cope with Guilt video (so was this!)
Phoenix, Arizona (Miles for Migraine walk and city highlights)
San Antonio, Texas (Retreat Migraine)
Cincinnati, Ohio (Miles for Migraine speech and awards)
New York City (work and play getaway with my hubby)
Caribbean (family vacation)
Disney World (my highlight of the year!)
Personal Highlights and Low-lights
Continue: Grief of therapy pet (apparently it lasts forever!)
Looking back at the year is often hard to picture. As a teacher, I see the year start and end with the school calendar. When I look back, I see events as “last year” when in fact 2019 is both kindergarten and 1st grade, 2nd and 3rd grade and two classes I taught in “different years.”
Overall, it’s a year I am proud of. I put 100% into my job as a mom, wife, teacher and migraine advocate. I stepped outside of my box and pushed outside of my comfort zone. It’s a reminder of how hard I am working and how many lives I am changing with that work! I often feel under appreciated, under paid and my health is under construction. But a look back forces me to look forward. What I face ahead of me looks uncertain. I’m starting the year with my sights on what’s going to make ME feel better.