This is my second website. Websites, it turns out, are like bedrooms - you outgrow them, and their content, like the stuff on the walls of your bedroom, has to come down, and new stuff has to go up.
Some of the elements of my first website are still represented here, because I can’t imagine life without them: my service dog, Georgie, my horse, Perla, and this website’s Resources section. Without any of them, I would be lost.
What’s different are the challenges I face day-to-day. My first website covered my high school years in Aspen, Colorado. Sounds pretty cush, I know, but try doing it with epilepsy – I dare you.
Now the challenges I face lie outside the relatively secure walls of high school, and the small town Aspen, where everyone knew everyone else, and everyone looked out for me.
Now I live in Cincinnati, where I have to navigate the real world – where I don’t know anyone, where I have to find a job, where I have to get around – without a car: remember? I have epilepsy, so I can’t drive.
If you, yourself, have epilepsy, then you know all this already, though hearing it again may not be such a bad thing – at least you know you’re not alone.
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with epilepsy, or have a friend or family member who has, I hope my story helps you.