When 2014 finally came to an end, I quickly realized I had wasted a year and accomplished nothing. 2015 was going to be a year to accomplish things and I had a set of goals I wanted to achieve. My diagnosis changed everything. The more I thought about what I wanted to do within this year I began to realise my original goals and aspirations had completely changed for 2015. My new goals:
- Pay off the rest of my University overdraft
- Get a new job
- Have a holiday with my friends and Rob.
- Have a healthy and balanced lifestyle and diet
- Attend ITP Support Association Conference in Lancashire
- Attend the PDSA Conference in Nashville
- Help raise awareness, support and fundraise for ITP Charities
- Make a difference to someone living with ITP
My Hope and Aims
I’m writing this blog for three reasons:
The first, a very selfish reason; to keep a record of everything that has happened to me and help vent and channel any bottled up emotions and anger I may have, rather than attacking my nearest and dearest.
The second, I aim to raise as much awareness as possible for ITP. The more people that hear about ITP and other auto-immune diseases the better. Although they may be rare they are life changing. If anybody would like to donate or make a contribution to ITP research that would brilliant, thank you. Please follow either of the links below:
The third, I hope to help at least one person with my experiences . If one person is going through anything similar and I can give a shed of hope, happiness or support by sharing my story it would be truly amazing.
It’s so important for everyone to understand they are not alone. There will always be another person that is going through the same thing if not worse, you are never alone. Everything happens for a reason and although it maybe hard to believe, things will get better. So keep your head held high and a smile on your face.
Don’t fight the things you can not change, Embrace them!