It includes athletes, actors, a former Deputy White House Chief of Staff, a scientist. I work as a scientist at a government agency, so seeing the scientist and White House official on the list was especially meaningful. I also found out an acquaintance of mine--a research neuroscientist with degrees from fancy schools--has narcolepsy. All of this kind of inspired me, and reminded me that this medical condition is no reason to give up on my dreams. It might be more of a challenge than if I didn't have narcolepsy, things might take me longer, I might need someone to fill me in on what I missed while I was sleeping, I'll always have a small army of doctors helping me figure things out, and my goals may change, but I CAN lead a successful life. We all can!
Mostly I'm preaching to myself at this point. (I still struggle a lot to stay positive, but it's getting better!)
How do you maintain a positive attitude in the face of this challenge? What inspires you, and helps keep your spirits up?