Yesterday I climbed to the top of La Pirámide del Sol in Teotihuacán.
I couldn't have imagined being able to make up those 248 steps a year ago. The amount of pain my body and joints were in didn't allow me to walk up the fight of stairs at home, how could I do this?
Half way up I wanted to give up. "I made it far enough," "this is as much as I can do," "this is as far as I can go," I kept thinking to myself.
You will doubt yourself, you will not feel worthy, you will want to give up. So. Many. Times.
But going through those difficult times, you will find those few, beautiful souls who will push you, encourage you, love you through the worst times, who will make you see how much you're worth and show you just how much you can do. You are not alone in your journey, be it your healing journey or in life.
I cannot let this disease define who I am, nor can I let it limit what I can do.
I am not Rheumatoid Arthritis.
I am a fighter. I am a lover. I am a warrior. I am more than this disease. I am a force to be reckoned with - I just have to remember that.
I climbed those 248, very steep, steps yesterday. I did that.