I was thinking back over the years to the comments from those that I am sure meant the best, but that did not think I should or could or would do what I do now.
Yes, I put a lot of time and money in to this and I changed direction or got off course by a shiny object at times.
I have to say I also had some great support and encouragement from some fabulous people that were there with me and agreed that I was on the right path.
I had this feeling that kept me going when money was running out that I was working towards what perhaps was my purpose in life and I kept going and going and going.
Through all the changes, hesitations, money I spent on this, the doubt, the fear... I got here.
Thank goodness for my stubbornness, my faith and knowing that this is what I am meant to do.
As I think back on comments made to me such as:
Well, that is not a glamorous business.
Shouldn't you do something else.
No one wants to talk about Epilepsy.
Why did you pick this?
It is hard to start a biz.
Most don't succeed.
That just encouraged me more to go harder on this.
Well, I am doing this!
My hope is that it will help others on their own journey.
It does not matter what others think of me.
It is not about me.
It is not always about the money.
When I leave this planet when it is my time in perhaps 30, 40 or 50 years from now, my hope is that I was a great cheerleader, coach, support, resource, listener, and perhaps mentor for other Women with Epilepsy.