Thursday Thoughts

September was CMT Awareness Month. I decided to use my blog to raise a bit of CMT Awareness by doing an “alphabet challenge” – blogging a letter / key word of the things I face with CMT and as an athlete with CMT.  I didn’t make it through the full alphabet in September so I am continuing my challenge through October. Today is brought to you by the letter Y. I hope my blogging will help you to learn more about CMT – the most common but least well known hereditary nerve disorder – and me. And I hope this will also help to raise funds for the Charcot Marie Tooth Association to support its efforts to find a treatment for CMT. You can join me in learning more about CMT by clicking onto and of course a donation would be wonderful too!

When in doubt, look up Yoda quotes.

I am extremely angry about some libellous statements being made about me. A new one was brought to my attention yesterday.

I breathe deeply. I try to push the anger away. I express my outrage to my sister, who talks me off the ledge. My unicorn loving partners in crime help me to think of ways forward, of how I can constructively address the problem.

And I keep come back to this – a yoda truism.

Be the candle, or choose the night.

I have a choice to make in how I handle this situation. I can stoop down. Or I can rise above.

I am trying to be the candle. No one is worth a path down the dark side.

As I blog my way through the alphabet to raise awareness of CMT, today’s post was brought to you by the letter “Y” – yoda. You can learn more about CMT and donate to support the search for a treatment for this (at present) incurable progressive degenerative nerve disease at — Thank you!

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