Seasons of Life are Constantly Changing

Have you ever been in a season that you are wishing to be over with? It is extremely easy to have this thinking and quite honestly, I have these thoughts more than one would think. Our culture has shaped us into going to the next thing once we achieve something. I really believe that this has shaped us into not appreciating and enjoying the moments we are in at this very point of life.

Last week, I posted about spring break and how many doors were just flying open. The truth is I have been in this very structured and scheduled season. Due to having neurofeedback 3x a week, 2 classes, and church on Sundays, my schedule had to be extremely structured. I don’t know about you, but I love a structured life. I am not one for surprises or changes.

My typical week looked like:
– Monday: neurofeedback @ 8am, relaxing, listen to church sermon, crew at night (every other Monday)
– Tuesday: 4.5 hours of homework (max w/ 5 min breaks included), open to meet w/ one person or food prep
– Wednesday: neurofeedback @ 8am, relaxing, chores
-Thursday: 4.5 hours of homework (max w/ 5 min breaks included), open to meet w/ one person
-Friday: neurofeedback @ 8am, relaxing, chores, baking
-Saturday: 4.5 hours of homework (max w/ 5 min breaks included), crew (every other week) or meet w/ one person
-Sunday: food shopping and church

As you can see, very structured and very timely. Neurofeedback makes me a tad tired and I structure my days like I do, so I do not overdo it. I have been strapped for time and not always feeling the greatest. Recently, there’s been a protocol difference in my neurofeedback treatment. This change has made all the differences in my world.

The school semester is about finished and I am almost finished two classes. After this semester, I will have a total of eight classes to go with finishing my degree in marketing with a minor in psychology. Super exciting times!! I am continuing to take classes in the summer and planning on taking a class in the fall. There are some new things entering into my life, so a new season is upon us!

I am excited for all the ways that God has been moving, but I also really try to take it one day at a time. It is extremely easy to get overwhelmed with things going on in the world, fearful situations, personal situations, and honestly anything that comes into your life. Remember to stay planted in His Word and He will take care of all your needs.

‘Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ” ‘

Matthew 4:4 NIV

Thanks for stopping by and reading this blog! Make sure to follow Achieve the Impossible Today, so you don’t miss a post. I am working on posting more consistently. If you have any prayer requests, feel free to comment them or contact me. As always, He can and He will help you through everything, we just need to seek Him first.

Spring Break

Where does the time go?!?!? We have reached spring break. This has been the longest and the shortest time ever! Long because of all the challenges this semester has brought, but the shortest because of all that I’ve been doing.

Spring break is finally among us. Not going to lie, I thought it was last week. Big mistake!! I got all my work done for the week. To think we are more than half way done the semester is absolutely crazy.

There have been so many blessings that have come from this semester alone. It is simply a miracle that I am even in school right now and taking two classes. After my classes this semester, I will have eight classes left until I finish with my bachelor’s in marketing with a minor in psychology.

Things I am so thankful for in regards to life and school this season:

  • Being able to read textbooks
  • Seeing friends
  • Learning guitar
  • Connecting with Alpha Mann families
  • Food prep for the week
  • Finding a new love of chores
  • Neurofeedback 3x a week

God has been moving very quickly within this past week (during spring break). It can be a tad overwhelming, but also a huge confidence booster. It is hard to know if we are following our own desires or His. When He moves, He moves in amazing ways. My complete trust is in Him because I have seen things that I would have never been able to do.

This spring break has brought lots of ideas and potential long-term things in motion. As I work on these things and these things come to fruition, I will be sure to let y’all know. God’s timing is always better than our own timing. Remember that.


Thanks for stopping by and reading this blog! Make sure to follow Achieve the Impossible Today, so you don’t miss a post. I am working on posting more consistently. If you have any prayer requests, feel free to comment them or contact me. As always, He can and He will help you through everything, we just need to seek Him first.

Rare Disease Day 2022

Rare disease day is a special day for everyone who has a rare disease or knows of someone with a rare disease. There are over 300 million people living with a rare disease. Some rare diseases do not have names and/or treatment options. To find out more info about rare disease day please visit: https://www.rarediseaseday.org

Welcome back to the blog!!

Hello!! It’s been way too long since I have written a blog post. In writing this, God has just shown me what He has done in my life over the past 22 years. I am so thankful with where God has me and everything that I have had to go through. Not everything has been easy, but He has a greater purpose than I could ever imagine. He uses everything for His good! If you have any questions about what I have gone through or literally anything, I would be more than happy to answer! I love sharing my story with others 🙂

My Story

Wait, you were born with a rare disease??

-yes, it is called Alpha Mannosidosis. It’s a lysosomal storage disease meaning there is buildup of toxic materials in the cells body due to an enzyme deficiency. My body was essentially missing one enzyme and that particular enzyme created an issue with all the cells.

How could something like this happen?

-it’s due to genes. It’s a genetic disease. My parents had a 25% chance of having a kid with Alpha Mannosidosis due to having the same mutation on the MAN2B1 gene. Crazy stuff, I know!!

What happens overtime with this disease?

-Alpha Mannosidosis is a progressive disease meaning, it will become worse overtime. I personally have had symptoms of: hearing loss, cognitive issues, memory issues, processing issues, balance issues, muscle issues, bone issues, etc… This disease can lead to being in a wheelchair and having difficulties communicating and everything becoming more difficult.

Yours doesn’t seem to be progressing, why??

-There are treatments that are not technically fixes due to still being in trials, but I was given a bone marrow transplant to stop the disease from progressing. It was a long path, but was worth it. My life changed forever and I’m so thankful that I had to go through that rough journey.

Is bone marrow transplant the only option?

-yes and no. In the US, bone marrow transplant is the only option. In other countries, people get enzyme replacement therapy. The downside to that is it is a continual process and is super expensive.

How long ago was your bone marrow transplant and do you have any challenges to this day?

-18 years ago as of October and yes I do. I have had some bone issues, but majority of my challenges are more focused on my brain. The bone marrow transplant stopped the disease from progressing, but whatever was done was done. I have challenges related to my memory, processing, and a few other things.

Will these challenges ever go away?

-simple answer is we do not know. Right now, I am doing a therapy called neurofeedback and it’s essentially training  my brain how to act. There’s been so many advances in the idea of neuroplasticity and how one day I may have the possibility of having no issues related to my brain. I have prayed about this, given healing within my dreams and people have also told me that God told them that I will be completely healed. We are believing that one day I will be healed.

Whenever I see you, you have a huge smile and an amazing joy about you, how is that if you’ve gone through all this stuff?

-One answer for this… God. He has done so much that would be way too much to write within this. He has taken me from the bottom of bottoms and has given me everything that I would ever need. I have experienced the fruits of the spirit because of leaning to Him in everything. 

What would you say has been the best thing to happen to you?

-there are millions of things that happen to us every single day. I would say that it was God bringing me to church through my best friend and meeting me where I was. Not many people know this, but I’ve always wanted to remember something from when I was younger. I have absolutely no memory due to what I was born with. My memory even from a few years ago is nonexistent. But when I went to church with my best friend 3.5 years ago, God showed me a little snippet of when I was in the hospital. I was looking at myself and I was as happy as could be. My parents said that I was always a happy kid in the hospital. They couldn’t believe it, but to me it wasn’t anything out of the ordinary because I was new to this thing we call life. 

Before you go…

I just want to leave y’all with this.

I am a child of God who happened to be born with Alpha Mannosidosis. Of course the journey has been hard, but we all have challenges of our own. We are all unique and that is absolutely amazing. God has created us to work together in this world. Rare disease day is just another day, but this day shows us that even when we are different we still have our own strengths. 

Planning

Welcome to this blog! If you are new here or have been here for some time, I hope you are having an amazing week! This week’s blog is a tad shorter than typical. This past week, I have been more focused on how to get ready for the next season in my life. God has been sprinkling hints of what I will be doing in the new year and it scares me a tad. I am glad that He is telling me these things, but also working on not getting overwhelmed.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Psalm 32:8 NIV

Preparing

As of now, I have multiple things that I will be either starting for the first time or restarting. I am starting college back up and pursuing to shadow a small group at my church. Both of these things are exciting, but can be a lot. They have multiple facets tied with them. With that being said, I am working towards creating a schedule that would help me to prepare for this new season as well as limit the overwhelmed feeling that may come about.

When we get busy with various activities, it is extremely easy to stop doing the things that have high priorities in our lives. You may be asking, “How can that be?” Yes they are our priorities, but when other things come into our lives we can forget how important our true priorities are.

Boundaries & Priorities

To fight against this possibility, I am creating a schedule with boundaries and priorities. I am going to be busy and Satan loves when we are busy. It is really easy to take our focus off of God in seasons of business. I will be putting my priorities down below.

  • God
  • People/Friends
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • School
  • Cooking

I am still working on figuring the technical schedule out, but I am being mindful of the above topics. I want to make sure that I am staying on top of my relationship with God, eating properly, and excelling in school. I am very excited for this upcoming season and know it will be here before we know it. Here are some boundaries I will be implementing.

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 2 hours of school
  • Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays: 1 hour of school
  • Thursdays & Sundays: food prep
  • Fridays & Saturdays: friends/fellowship
  • Sunday: church

That is all for today. Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I have going on. If you enjoyed this blog, make sure to give it a like. I post a blog every Monday and Friday. Praying for y’all and I hope to see you around!

Peep my dog Sandy, she is ready for the weekend!

Reflecting

Last week, you may have read my post titled Lucky 13. This post was about what I was born with and where I am today. In writing this, I was really looking at where I am today. I didn’t dive super deep into it and felt like I should explain what is currently happening. God has been moving in incredible ways that I truly cannot explain. Everything doesn’t feel real.

Meeting & Connecting with People

God has always put the people in my life that would help me to become the person today that everyone knows. It’s been a wild ride. I am so thankful for every person that God allows me to interact with. Due to so many wonderful people coming into my life, I want to give back and help them.

God has been putting people in my life where I have been learning from them and they are learning from me. It’s such a beautiful thing to experience. Some of these have been moments of God pushing me to pray or talk to someone. When I step back and take a look, I see what God is teaching me and leading me towards. It is simply breath taking.

My consistent prayer at this very moment is that God would use me as a vessel. My desire is that God would use me for what I was created for and that my testimony would have the power to help others because of what God has done in my own life.

Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.

2 Timothy 2:21 ESV

Writing a book

Ever since I was a child, I have wanted to be an author. Whenever people would ask the famous question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I would always respond with “author” in some shape or form. The ironic thing was…English class was always a struggle for me. I hated reading, and writing was okay. A lot of people don’t know this, but I used to write poems and then would proceed to speaking these poems on stage during open mic nights. Another amazing thing…public speaking (which I absolutely love).

I am now in college and have grown to love reading and writing. God can literally move mountains. If it is His will for something to happen, it will happen. For years, I have wanted to write a book about life. I never knew how this would play out or even how to write a book. I would think about various ways my ideas could become a book. Recently, God has been pushing me to start writing a book. My friend is going to be mentoring and helping me with this whole process.

I am not sure when this book will be published, but it is in the works of being created. I am excited to watch God unfold everything during this project. In everything, God always stays faithful and will help. There are no words to explain how excited I am about this book. There’s definitely a lot of emotions tied to this because of thinking this would be impossible.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5 NIV

Nonprofit Board

Recently, I have joined the nonprofit board of ISMRD. ISMRD is a nonprofit that helps connect families together that have been affected with a glycoprotein rare disease as well as research for these rare diseases. I am a board member and once again this is something I never even imagined. Up until this point, I would have families reaching out to find information about Alpha Mannosidosis. I get so excited to share my story and genuinely happy they found me. I am now apart of the organization that helps connect all these families together.

ISMRD truly has made an impact on my family. They helped my parents figure out what Alpha Mannosidosis was and what treatment options there were. I have found others that are around the same age as I, who have been diagnosed with Alpha Mannosidosis. These people may be living all over the world, but we have a similarity! We have been able to chat about the difficulties we face, but also everything that we love to do and what we are working towards in life.

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

James 5:16 NIV

School

As some of you know, I am going for a bachelor’s in marketing with a psychology minor. I am currently in my second semester off from school. When Covid hit, there was a lot of stress and my brain did not know what to do and got super wacky. I decided to take a break from school. I had no idea how to do school while dealing with the symptoms I was experiencing.

I have just signed up for two classes that will be online in the spring! They will be two psychology classes and I am extremely excited about these classes. I haven’t gone to school in awhile and I have never had this joy about going to school before. God has been working on changing my heart on some things and I would say this is definitely one of them.

While I am finishing my bachelor’s degree, I will be starting to go to a bible college that is a part of my church. I will be going for the Ministry Leadership program there. This is completely driven by God. I literally have no idea why or what He will be using this for in my future.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:10 NIV

Where to Next?

I am excited for everything that God is orchestrating. I am not sure what will be on the horizons, but I know that God knows the details of everything He is calling me to. As for this blog, I will be continuing to be posting every Monday and Friday. I will be updating some of the webpages on this website shortly. Very excited for everything! If you haven’t given the blog a like, make sure to do so! In liking the blog, you will be able to receive email notifications for every time I post something new!

Also, I will be a starting a monthly email shortly. The emails will be about encouragement, anything God is putting on my heart to share, as well as exciting announcements! You can sign up to my email list below 🙂

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.

Lucky 13

Tomorrow is a special day for me. It would be what I call my second birthday. You might be thinking it’s the day that I accepted Jesus into my life, but it is not. This day came way before that ever happened! October 16th marks the day that I received my bone marrow transplant. This procedure essentially changed my life forever.

Born Rare

I was born rare. We are all different and that is amazing! We should not be the same because that would be super boring!! During my early years of growing up, I had many difficulties. I was not meeting the developmental markers that kids typically meet. My parents knew something was up and I am so thankful they did not give up. Eventually they got a diagnosis of me having Alpha Mannosidosis at 3.5 years old.

Alpha-mannosidosis is a rare genetic disorder characterized by a deficiency of the enzyme alpha-D-mannosidase…The symptoms and severity of the disorder are highly variable. Symptoms may include distinctive facial features, skeletal abnormalities, hearing loss, intellectual disability, and dysfunction of the immune system. 

Cited from: www.rarediseases.org

Every person who has this rare disease, has a different variation. It is similar to autism as it has a spectrum of its own. Some are worse than what I dealt with while others are better than what I dealt with. This disease progresses and overtime it will affect bones, the brain, and muscles.

Decisions, Decisions…

There are not many treatment options. Today, in certain countries you can either do a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) and/or Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT). In the US at that time and to this day, the only option is BMT. My parents had to make the decision to go forward with a BMT or let the disease run its course for the rest of my life. BMTs are very risky and my parents knew that going into this. If they had gone with not doing anything, there was a possibility of me being in a wheel chair, not communicating, psychosis, etc. My parents knew the risk of going the BMT route, but saw the opportunity it would give me in possibly having a somewhat normal life.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

And so with that, I had a BMT a year after my diagnosis at 4.5 years old. I was the 13th person in the world to receive a BMT for Alpha Mannosidosis. My memory has been affected with what I was born with, so I have no memory of the BMT. I have one memory that God gave me while being in the hospital and that was me smiling. Alpha Mannosdosis has severely impacted my memory. I am quite happy to not remember being in the hospital during that time and to have that happy moment from God.

Life Today

It has been (almost) 18 years since that BMT and I am so grateful, thankful, and joyful that my parents chose to go with having me go through it. This was most likely the hardest decision of their lives. It has impacted my life for the greater good and now is allowing me to impact people around the world. Even though, there have been many ups, downs, twists, and turns I have been granted a life that seemed very much impossible.

I do still have some challenges to this day, but that’s due to the Alpha Mannosidosis progression that happened before the transplant. I have also been in several car accidents and they did not help with what I was already experiencing. Even though my life is not the ‘normal’ that everyone faces, I am thankful for the life God has given me and everything that He has put into my path.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, and I know that full well.

Psalm 139:13-14 NIV

I am constantly doing different things whether it be with my church, cooking, reading, writing, spending time with friends, or speaking about Alpha Mannosidosis. This would not have been possible if I never received the bone marrow transplant (almost) 18 years ago and I am so excited to keep doing the things that no one in my family thought I would be capable of doing.

Goals vs. God’s Calling

The Good Old Days

Do you have any fond September memories? Maybe it’s a reminder about school starting. Maybe it’s a reminder of the seasons changing. Maybe it’s a reminder that the holidays are right around the corner. Whatever it may be, September is a month of reminders and change.

Not sure about you, but when I think of September, the first two things that pop into my head are: that somewhat popular song Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day & the year is slowly coming to an end.

In case you haven’t listened to Wake Me Up When September Ends, you can click here. There’s a lot of nostalgia with this song. It’s a classic. Now listening to it when older and paying attention to the lyrics, may I suggest listening to something a tad more upbeat afterwards!? 🙃

2022 is Fast Approaching

Now onto why I am actually writing this! Somehow eight months have flown right by us in a blink of an eye. Is time moving fast for anyone else or it only me? I literally have no idea how this time thing happened. Please let me know if you can explain this to me!!

My life isn’t super interesting with a job or school work. Due to where I am finding myself with my brain challenges, working or going to school wouldn’t be the best thing for me at the moment. Instead of these activities, I’ve been taking care of my dog, preparing healthy plant-based and gluten-free meals, reading, and going to my doctors appointments. Yet, with barely doing anything, time has flown by.

With time flying by, I thought this would be a fantastic time to reflect on what has happened this past year and create a plan of some sort for the next few months. Looking back at some of the goals I set in January, I now see that life kind of took a sharp turn and changed everything I planned.

My Goals vs. God’s Timing

My goals consisted of expanding Uncovering Joy and growing my personal social media. Life happened and these things are not being focused on. God has been moving and has put me on a completely different path. Through this, I really realized the goals I had set were ones I created. You’re probably thinking … But that’s how goals are created. Yes, but no.

Let me explain real quick. Us creating goals is more of a worldly perspective. It is so easy to think of the world view points. As I was writing this, God convicted me of having the worldly view for setting goals. It is so easy for us to create goals for the things that we want to achieve in this world, but are they the things God is calling us to do?

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 16:11

When we make our own paths of what we want, we are deviating from the path God has us on. The way we should go about the things we are pursuing is through prayer. This is honestly something I am still working on to this day. I want to do all this stuff, but is it what God is calling me to do?

Praying for Guidance

I started writing this post primarily to create new goals, but God really transformed my heart on this one. There are so many things I would love to do or want to be involved with. I really desire to stay on the path that God wants me on. Here is a list of what I am praying about in the season in which I find myself in.

  • Being a leader in the Alpha Mannosidosis community and how to carry this out
  • Continuing education for my bachelors degree
  • Bible college for Ministry Leadership
  • Marketing consultancy for new businesses/nonprofits

As I am praying for these different topics, I am continuing to read scripture and worshipping God. He will give us revelations that will help us figure out what He wants us to do. While I was writing this, I had gotten a peace from Him. That to me was a sign that I am doing what He wants me to do. It can be a little tricky navigating how to set goals and learning what He wants us to do.

I am constantly learning and want to share my thoughts with y’all. I would love to hear what you have to say about this topic! If you guys need any prayer for your calling or anything in general, please let me know below in the comments. As always … enjoy the day, God’s way!

Faith Over Fear – Brain Fun

Over the next few weeks in this series “Faith Over Fear”, I will be speaking about recent times in my life when I’ve had to trust in God that He would provide and not let me fail in the things He has told me. No matter what I thought, I had to throw that away and trust in His timing alone.


There’s moments that will define our lives every single day. I had one of these moments when COVID first hit. I could have gone down a very depressed and anxious path once again in my life. A year ago I started documenting. I started explaining. I started writing. Most importantly, I started praying and spending time with my Father more than ever before.

A little back story…

As some of you may know, I was born with a rare disease known as Alpha Mannosidosis. It affects every single cell in the body, especially the brain. Later on, I was in a pretty serious car accident and was never diagnosed with a concussion until months later. The most recent challenge was the COVID shutdown and the riots happening. This in turn put me into a very stressed out state (you may also agree). My brain has been through some rough situations which have led to some issues I never imagined to experience. It’s been challenging, but God has been with me in the valley, faithful through the storm, and I owe Him all the Glory for every single thing.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 23:4 NIV

I have always had various issues growing up with my memory, processing speed, balance, hearing, etc. When the car accident happened, it magnified everything that I experienced and added a few new features of life…daily headaches and blurry eyes. I wasn’t told at first that I had a concussion and continued on with my high school classes. Fast forward to 2020 when things were going crazy in the world in which we all live in. The stress from all of the chaos and not going to my doctor created a huge issue for me…

Unspeakable Trials

Quick question before we dive in deep: have you ever been around someone who is drunk? They could be laughing uncontrollably. Maybe they are not walking straight because their balance is off. Or they are super out of it and don’t know what’s down or up. Well friends, my experiences without drinking resulted in me being “drunk”.

This unfortunately went on for quite some time. When I was in this “drunk” feeling I would spend lots of time listening to the Bible and just talking to God. I had a joy about me even though I couldn’t control what I was experiencing. I’ve kind of felt like I was in a movie because what I was going through would totally be something you could find in a movie. You know that girl who doesn’t drink, but somehow acts drunk all the time. It could honestly be a great storyline! As we digress, let’s get back to the story! I am very excited to announce that I have recently made it back to planet earth and not acting drunk anymore (YAY!!).

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trails of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 1:2-4 NIV

The Journey

God has been with me every step of the way and I am so thankful for the journey that I have experienced during the past few months. It has been challenging to say the least, but I am witnessing God’s healing power.

I have been receiving neurofeedback treatment for the past four, almost five years. Due to COVID, the doctor that I would typically see for neurofeedback stopped seeing his patients for a little while. Eventually, he did open back up and start seeing patients again. There was a three month period of me not doing neurofeedback, pushing myself in school, and working a new job. All three of these things set me up for an extremely hard time.

When my doctor came back, he was only seeing patients every other week. I was happy to see him, but the consistency of doing the neurofeedback wasn’t enough. When you are doing neurofeedback, it is best to do it more consistently. Neurofeedback is essentially working on changing the brainwaves, so they are more effective. The waves in my experience do not like changing and when you do it more frequently, they get the memo that they need to change. For the time being I was thankful for being able to see my doctor.

I no longer see the doctor that I have spoken about above. He has since moved out of the area. I now see a new doctor. It took quite awhile to find my new doctor, but through prayer we have gotten here. I am now seeing her very consistently (2x per week) and seeing huge improvements! I am finally not drunk and have made it back to planet earth.

Reflections

Every time I think about everything I have experienced in the last year and a half, it’s hard to explain what it even felt like. There are no words for feeling drunk when you have never even had a drink. (I’ve always had a deep conviction to not drink). But I do know that my faith has become stronger through this situation that I experienced. I have spent time in prayer, worship, and just speaking to God. I knew that a lot of my questions could only be answered by God; my Father.

From spending so much time connecting and speaking with my Father, I have been able to experience a joy that is not of this world. I have received a peace over everything I have gone through. It is hard in the moment, but when we stay close to God through whatever the situation may be, He will help us through everything.

I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.

Psalm 31:7
My shirt says Choose Joy and references:
“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”
~John 15:11 NIV

Thanks for reading! I am really working to be posting new blogs bi-weekly or even weekly!! If you enjoy reading make sure to give me a like and comment any questions or thoughts! Have a fantastic Labor Day weekend and remember to enjoy the day, God’s way.

Just Another Tuesday

It is currently 10:40pm (EST) and somehow the day is pretty much over. Have you ever had one of those days that seem to take forever, but when you get to the end of the day you are asking where the day went? Well that was today.

Jokingly, I was talking earlier with my instructor during a private kickboxing/exercise session about my blog and he had brought up me writing about the kickboxing session. Earlier I had laughed about this, but it is going my session will be appearing below in today’s blog.

This is day number two and I almost forgot to write the blog. As you can see, we are off to an excellent start to this blog challenge. If you are new here, I am writing a blog every day during the month of March. Since I sorta forgot about the blog, I am just going to go over my day.

Tuesdays are typically one of my favorite days because of all the different activities that I have going on. Typically we start off with a private kickboxing/exercise session, psychologist/neurofeedback appointment, chill for majority of the day, and go to a masterclass offered at the church I attend, and go to bed.

Morning

Starting off my days are always interesting to say the least. Sometimes I wake up feeling super energetic, super tired, or experiencing headaches and balance issues. This morning, I had woken up feeling a little off this morning because I was having a balance issue. I will get into this a little later, but I have brain issues and this is something I have been dealing with for months now. I fed my dog, did the dishes, and meditated before going out the door this morning.

I started my day out of my house at a private kickboxing/exercise session. I have been going to these sessions for a few months and absolutely love them. I have never really shown anger or had a way of releasing the energy within me. I learned that I really enjoy punching and hitting things, which surprises me a ton! Recently in these sessions, we have been focusing on building upper body strength as well as core strength. I am always trying to sweat as much as possible during the sessions. I really enjoy exercising and even though I woke up with my balance being off, I was still able to go to my session today and breathe through everything. I am excited to continue doing these as it is a highlight of my week.

Afternoon

Typically, I go to a psychologist on Monday & Tuesdays, but I saw him for the last time last week. I am currently in a transition period. My primary reason for going to this specific psychologist was for the reason of neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is a treatment that is used to retrain brainwaves. It sounds odd, but it works and I have seen lots of improvements with my brain issues (being born with Alpha Mannosidosis and being in a car accident six years ago). I do get a little tired after treatment, so it was definitely nice having some extra time in my schedule which I thought wasn’t going to involve sleeping…

Soon I will continue going to a different doctor, but in the meantime I have a lot of free time in my afternoons. I was planning on preparing food for a Tony Robbins event that I am virtually going to this weekend, but I had gotten super tired, had a headache, and my balance was way off. Instead of preparing the food, I took a nap. After that nap, I did feel a lot better! Went to the vet with my dog. She is all good and healthy! One last thing I completed during my afternoon, was folding laundry.

Evening

Dinner came rather quick and right after dinner, my dad and I left for the masterclass that is held at my church. My church recently started a college and they offer a masterclass for one of the classes that the college has during the semester. Masterclasses are super cool because as attendees, we do not have to take any notes or take any tests. We are simply there to sit in and learn. The class this semester is titled Doctrine of Salvation & The Church. We are learning a decent amount of information and I am loving every moment of it!

And somehow, it is now bed time… When writing this, I found that I accomplished a decent amount of things. It is not as many things as I would have hoped, but I still accomplished things!

Thanks for reading! Like this post? Make sure to like it and comment how your Tuesday was. If you like what you are reading and would like to follow me on this journey of blogging, don’t forget to subscribe! I’ll see ya later. Have a fantastic day!

#AchieveTheImpossibleToday

Achieve the Impossible Today

Change of Perspective

Imagine being told the worst possible news or going through something that might cost you your life. Things happen, people get sick, accidents exist. Nothing is guaranteed in life. It is a miracle that you woke up breathing today. There may be chaos happening in your life, but you woke up breathing today. That’s truly incredible and a blessing.

You honestly have no idea when life will end and I don’t know when life will end. I want to show you that it is simply a miracle you are here reading this blog post right this second. It is a miracle that I had a chance to write this blog post. With that being said, I believe we should wake up every day with an attitude of gratitude.

My Perspective

Personally, life has been crazy and I have recently adopted this mindset of achieving the impossible today. My story consists of many times where I simply could have died. There’s been many times when I have wanted to give up. When I say, “lets achieve the impossible today,” I really mean it. The life I am living was not promised and is a gift. I have grown to learn how precious this thing called “life” is. We have one opportunity and I am tired of wasting time.

I will expand on my story in a later blog post, but my story consists of being born with a super rare genetic disease called Alpha Mannosidosis and being in a pretty serious car accident in 2015 that I walked away from. Through the years I have had memory issues, sensory issues, cognitive issues, depression issues, etc… I still deal with issues to this day, but I do my best to do the things in life that will help others. I don’t want my struggles limiting the things I do.

The Reason

Achieve The Impossible Today has come from a mindset that I have created. With that being said, I wanted to create a website that I could use as a space for me to share what’s going on in my life and how I am overcoming any obstacle that tries to stop me. I am determined to live I’ve been called to live.

We all have our own perspectives and how we personally get through challenges. This got me thinking… and the idea of creating a community that shares about difficulties and how every single person has managed to overcome their own difficulties was born. We all have situations and ways of handling them in life…why not share and build each other up? More info to come shortly 🙂

I desire to let others know that they can and will get through whatever challenge they are facing. Life isn’t going to get any easier and I hope to share some knowledge with you. I may not be perfect in the answers I have, but I’ll be sharing how I got through my own challenges.

Come follow me on my journey that I never expected to be on. Life is full of surprises and I am excited to be able to As of right now, I plan on staying consistent with publishing blogs, creating YouTube videos, posting on social media, and connecting with you!

Schedule:

  • Achieve the Impossible Today blog posts every Monday & Friday
  • Uncovering Joy blog posts every Thursday
  • YouTube vlogs every Friday
  • Daily posts on all social media accounts

Thank you for reading! If you have a way that helps to create the best version of yourself every day, let me know in the comments. I would love to hear what you are doing. Let’s work on building a community filled of support and sharing. We are better together. We all go through challenging times and have the opportunity to help each other.

Have a fantastic day! Hope to see you again soon. You are loved and appreciated.

Sarah Forsman
Let’s Achieve the Impossible Today
#AchieveTheImpossibleToday