My Migraine Life Highlights 2019

highlights: my migraine life 2019

My Migraine Life Highlights 2019 is A Lot. 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. To begin, let’s look back at My Migraine Life and how I began 2019.

My Migraine Life Highlights 2019

Healthline

5-year Blogiversary

My Migraine Life Awards

Advocate Award for Miles for Migraine

Largest team in Cleveland and Cincinnati

Largest fundraiser in Cleveland and Cincinnati

Speaker-patient perspective

Wego Nominations for My Migraine Life

Best in Show Blog

Best in Show Facebook

Lifetime Achievement

Patient Leader Hero

Advocacy Highlights 2019

Migraine Awareness Month

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!)

Wego Health Answers

Teva- Life Effects

Shades for Migraine Photo Contestant

Travel Highlights

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

Teaching preschool

Clean beauty awards judge (toners and mists)

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, underpaid 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.

What are your Highlights of 2019?

 

Check Out Past Year-End Highlights

Top 10 My Migraine Life Posts of 2018

Best My Migraine Life posts of 2017

My Migraine Life 2016 highlights

Goodbye to this year, looking ahead to next

Goodbye 2014

[UPDATED] 2020 Highlights

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Sarah Rathsack

I tell stories of My Migraine Life. Living life through Migraine consists of advocacy, treatment, prevention, and searching for health and happiness in a positive honest way. My kids, husband, dog, family and friends motivate me to make a difference in the Migraine World.
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6 Comments

  1. Mimi on January 3, 2020 at 11:03 am

    So PROUD of ALL your accomplishments Sarah but mostly of you putting yourself out there for others- you rarely think about yourself 1st but always others- You Are Amazing!



  2. mymigrainelife on January 3, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Thank you!! Support means everything and I couldn’t do it without you or the many others surrounding me! ❤️



  3. Mike Rathsack on January 3, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    WOW! What a great recap of your accomplishments and I enjoyed seeing your videos again; you did a great job! You should be so very proud of your successes and we are proud of you……Love G



  4. mymigrainelife on January 3, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Thank you! That means SO much! ❤️



  5. Katie Clark on January 5, 2020 at 9:42 am

    This is a great thing to do and really helps to look at the good things (especially when you’re having a down day or days). Such a powerful woman to do all these despite the pain.



  6. mymigrainelife on January 5, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Thank you so much! Your comment is so motivating!



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