The changes that have come over the years for me
A Brief reintroduction to my past
From college through my 20’s I has a keen interest in art, web development, gaming, and trying a lot of things that never hit the mark quite right. I had a lot of failed situations which for a time felt perilous with no end in sight. Then my fortunes changed with multiple sclerosis being on the table.
When my world changed
Since I was 30 years old, I have given my world over to the pursuit of finding a healthier way to live. It started with changing on to a whole food plant-based food diet. Swiftly followed by joining a gym to get my weight and general health under control. I am no doctor or medical professional. When I was 30, I was diagnosed with Remitting Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis and I was set with my Dr explaining that there is no known cure for the illness. This inspired me to do everything I could to improve my personal general health to a wealth of a world that is teaching body positivity at any size. It was not the easiest thing when really my back ground had been in computer games and trying different social media platforms.
Things I will need to revisit
Then this pandemic hit cutting my gym goals down, I have tried my best to stay motivated but while I live on my own that hasn’t been the easiest thing to do. In that time, I have re connected for my interests in the virtual reality of second life pursuing art projects and making new friends, Which I won’t lie has helped but equally has been challenging to go from a hyperactive offline gym life to a stay-at-home computer person. Yet with all of this yo-yoing of life I seem to have made it through a lot of it all.
This year has been one of the most challenging. With the pandemic and all of the things it has shut down. I have started to revisit my creativity such as art, learning a new world of tiktok and expanding my knowledge on meditation with reiki. The art began because of seeing something that media and society seemed to be ignoring and having the internal wish to articulate it. It’s been such a learning curve.
Being thankful to those who support me
With all of this I have to be grateful to friends and family who have supported me morally during these life shifts and phases.
Studying my condition as extensively as I possibly can do, stumbling into a lifestyle that seems to have slowed its progression down. Taking up a life of exercise has to have been the best thing that could have happened for me.
I am very mindful to respect that everyone is different and different things work for different people. I will happily offer input or suggestions if asked but I work hard to never impose my personal beliefs and I will always advocate for seeking medical advice if someone has questions that I am unqualified to answer.
Secondlife art projects
The art projects have so far been 2-month long events first was titled “the path to oneself reflection”, the latter display titled “inner self-awareness”. Both projects have been my attempt to articulate how humanity can be a full array of thoughts and opinions but this is how we as a global society forms our moral opinions on right vs wrong socially. However, I also wanted to display humanities incredible strength to endure and pull through while socially evolving continuously.
With these projects they have been some of the most impactful events that have reminded me to reconnect with my art. I will have future projects I just felt that sharing this will help explain some of the things that have progressed and changed for me in 2020-2021.
Honestly, I’m not 100% where my life is going at this point but I have a lot more clarity as to what I would like to do.