But what helps me continue spreading Misophonia awareness is my readers, and the community I've built in person and over the internet.
Thank you to those who are reaching out and sending me messages, questions and sharing how miserable life feels sometimes and how lonely you feel and how no one gets it and people laughing, and do not care and it just hurts and seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. But there is light. There is a better life. There is .. but it starts with you.
I did not have anyone who helped me or supported me or encouraged me at first. I was alone and I cried and felt helpless at first. But then I started attracting people into my life who cared, loved me, they offered me help. It might not look like help at first, because it required me to work on myself, but eventually I was able to see and experience the power of support and encouragement. Without those people I would not be where I am today. And now I will pay it forward and help someone else, the same way someone helped me.
See.. the truth is.. We do not succeed by ourselves. But we are very powerful together.
My faith also gives me strength to continue showing up for people who have Misophonia. I believe I was created to experience all the joy and sadness, hardships and blessings, but suffering is VERY OPTIONAL. Misophonia life does not have to be miserable. And we all have mental and physical capacity to create the life we deserve and love.
I asked myself once, "What if this is my purpose?". And I felt at peace. I felt warm and calm. And I could care less about other people's opinions and how scary it is to speak up especially publicly about something that is “not perfect" about me. I was raised and trained to hide everything that is not perfect to other people's eyes. But Misophonia… I do not want to hide Misophonia. I am not embarrassed I have Misophonia. I am proud that I have survived it and thrived to my best abilities for over 30 years without even knowing I have Misophonia and that it is a neurological disorder, not my whim for people around me to act a certain way.
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