Having epilepsy has helped me prioritize my life. Even though I pretend otherwise, I have realized that I can't do everything. Being a parent, a husband and a photographer has also helped me prioritize. For 2012, I will narrow my focus further.
Rather than creating a list of "things I would like to do," for the epilepsy community during 2012, I have decided to choose one New Year's Resolution and put my energy into the resolution. My resolution will guide me. I will still have a list of things I would like to do and I will probably do many of them, but not at the expense of my primary resolution.
I am encouraging you to do the same. Make one resolution. For our community. Keep your commitment to yourself. If we all keep our main commitment, we will become more powerful.
Throughout the year, we can monitor our success. We can seek and extend help. At the year, we can reflect on our growth.
I resolve to help our epilepsy community learn how to use online tools to become more connected to each other. Our community is at an exciting time in history. We are meeting each other. We are learning about others. We are growing and becoming more powerful. But our virtual voices are barely audible as we end 2011. At the end of 2012, where will we be?
What would you like to do? What interests you the most? Will you share?