Sometimes in life an opportunity presents itself that cant be ignored. This happened to me recently when I was asked about joining the committee that works with the MS and Parkinson’s Society of Canterbury.
I have been working closely with the society over the last 18 months helping to develop and deliver a course for people that are newly diagnosed with MS called “Living Well with MS” I have learnt so much about myself and my MS in the process.
A myriad of questions wandered around my brain over the days leading up to my decision. “Will i be able to manage the additional workload above and beyond my job and life?’, “What do they do?’, “What do i have to offer?” and for some reason “Will there by cake?”
Having MS has taught me to make the most of opportunities. I know I have much to learn and i know I will love making a difference.
The website for the Canterbury society http://www.ms-pd.org.nz/
For the record – there is no cake – YET.