About Positively Alyssa

I was diagnosed 18 years ago, when I was only 19 years old, with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. I had gone to my eye doctor because I had lost vision in my left eye. Prior to my appointment, I had prepared myself to have the doctor confirm that I would be blind in my left eye and that was all. Never in a million years did I expect to hear the doctor tell me that after consulting with his colleagues, that I need to go for an MRI that day because they were thinking that with my symptoms that I had MS. Just a couple hours later I went to get the life altering MRI. I remember that phone call like it was yesterday. My eye doctor called me from his home at 9:30 at night to confirm what they suspected, I in fact had MS. He immediately referred me to a specialist he knew and I was able to get in to see him that same week. Luckily, after a round of steroids, my vision came back in my eye just leaving me with leg pain that would continue to be part of my life. Through the years I have tried numerous different medications that are meant to slow the progression of the disease down. I was never good at the injections and it wasn't because of the needle, it was because the medication burned like fire going in. Still after all these years I still go through my battles of denial, anger, frustration and sadness. However, I have always said that I would NEVER allow MS to control my life but I would control the disease. For the most part, I have been pretty successful with that. I mean we all have our bad days but it doesn't make the situation any better. With this blog I am hoping that with my experiences, endless amounts of research and a powerful fight i me that I can not only help others going through this but that I can learn from others as well. Living with the ups and downs of MS can be challenging but the power of the mind can beat anything that is thrown our way!

Motivational Monday

positive mondayHi y’all, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Are you ready to start a brand new week? Monday is our chance to start over again and anything that happened or didn’t happen last week, we can try again! Y’all already know that I spent my weekend trying to make a decision regarding my job. It has been challenging and I am still full smiling-awesome-quotes-www-awesomequotes4u-com-is-the-best-way-to-face-22416393of conflict, but I have until Wednesday morning to make a final decision. 

The quote I am sharing with y’all today is something that has helped me during my weekend of many different thoughts! Figuring out what is right and best for me has caused me way too much stress and now I am going to just leave it to time. I am one that believes strongly that everything happens for a reason and life has a way of working out for the best. So we will see how this plays out for me!relax-quotes

Thank you so much for stopping by my site today. I always appreciate your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. I hope your week starts off great and of course only gets better! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

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My Rant that needs advice!

Happy SundayHappy Sunday y’all! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and you are feeling well. I am really sorry that I have been a little MIA for the past few days, but I have been dealing with decisions that I am terrified I will make the wrong choice.

I think it is already perfectly clear how I feel about my job and manager. It is extremely difficult for me to sit by silently when I see people being treated like  third-class citizen that doesn’t deserve kindness and compassion. Of course my manager has found him an assistant manager that thinks the nasty treatment is acceptable and is almost worse than he is! Y’all know I currently work for an apartment community, which I had done frustration-level-to-maximum-conceptual-meter-d-rendering-87596475.jpgpreviously for years. I was a good manager and excellent with leasing and taking care of my residents. I NEVER once treated the residents in a demeaning manner, but always tried to understand what was going wrong with their lives. I have even gone as far to say to my heartless manager if it were not for the residents we would NOT have a job! But yet he still acts the same way!

On Wednesday night I was dealing with some horrible pain and unpleasant feelings in images (7)my legs and feet making it impossible for me to sleep. I know my body and knew it would not be possible to be at work and walk around, so I called out sick on Thursday. The manager decided to make things even more stressful for me requiring a doctor’s note to prove myself. He even went as far to say in a text message, “I hope you enjoy your day.” I mean seriously, I called out due to pain and NO sleep and this idiot had the nerve to tell me to “ENJOY” my day! I believe there is a point when being treated unfairly makes a person break. Well I hit that point on Thursday! 

First of all he knew when he hired me that I had Multiple Sclerosis and knew some days would be worst than others. It isn’t like I was hiding my illness from him, in fact I was confusedvery upfront with him! So what gives him the right to treat me as if I do not have a chronic illness?? I complied with the requests to provide doctor’s notes that I am NOT able to work more than 5 days in a row and yet he still had the nerve to ask me why I was scheduled off on the Friday before I worked the weekend! If I had worked that Friday, I would have been working 8 days in a row without a break, which is NOT ONLY ILLEGAL, but against my doctor’s orders! Why ask for doctor’s notes if he wasn’t planning to honor them?

At this point I have a doctor’s note keeping me out of work until Wednesday. Honestly, I debateam debating with myself if I am going to go back! I have one interview already and another one on Tuesday that seem promising. Are these jobs what I want to do for work? Probably not my first choice, but they both would be a hell of a lot better that where I am at now! I have gone back and forth with myself all weekend if I am just going to walk into the office at some point next week and tell him to take his job and poor treatment up his ass! Or I could go in on Wednesday to negative treatment and guilt trips! It should not be a difficult decision to make, but quitting like this isn’t who I am!

The other issue that is huge with this place is I have not been given my bonus for 2 months, which is SO WRONG! This so called man treats my co-worker like he is God! This co-worker doesn’t get anywhere near the amount of leases I do and most residents think he is rude! He is late to work every day, takes longer lunches and leaves early, but somehow still gets 80 hours. Hmm, how do you think that happens? So my question is what does this co-worker have that I don’t? frustration

I know this decision seems cut and dry, but I am still struggling with it! I know that if I quit suddenly, I will find another job because I am determined and I also do not do well not having a job. At the same time, I do feel like I deserve a short break to get my body feeling better. I have been suffering with pain and frustration for way too long! So, what do I do now? In my heart I know my health needs to come first and leaving this toxic environment would be good for my mental stability. 

AdviceThank you for visiting my site today. I am sorry this was pretty much a rant, but getting these feelings out has been helpful. Now, I am asking you for any advice you may have, please! I do hope the rest of your weekend is great! Please know that I am always sending y’all LOTS of    love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

Pick Me Up Thursday!

you-say-thursday-i-say-friday-eve-have-a-tayzerific-10147394-e1554939166168Hello y’all and happy Friday eve! I hope your week has been pleasant and you are feeling well. If I am being honest, my week has been a little crazy with up’s and down’s, but at least I made it. Unfortunately I do work this weekend, but the next week I get three and a half days off! Also because I am following my 3cf90d128f2321c4137a8be012ec0616--be-better-better-lifedoctor’s orders and refusing to work more than 5 days in a row, I am taking Friday off. Of course on of my co-workers had some unkind words about it, but my health is more important than my job and my co-worker. I actually decided to do the mature thing and walked away from his ignorant comments!

I love the quote I am sharing with y’all today because I feel so much truth in these words!disappointments

I am keeping this post rather short because I am very tired and feeling more pain due almost Fridayto the chilly weather. I do look forward to reading your comments on this quote and promise to respond as quickly as I can. I hope you have a great day and you are looking forward to the week, hopefully you have been plans than I do! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

smile its mondayHello y’all! I hope you had a lovely weekend and you are ready for another week. This is so incredibly NOT like me, but I actually slept on and off pretty much all day Saturday and then did hardly anything Sunday. I guess all those days not getting near enough sleep finally caught up with me. How was your weekend? I hope if there was anything you wanted to do you were able to!

The quote I am sharing with y’all today is actually one my husband told me about. As soon as he told me about this quote, I knew I had to share it with y’all because I think it is very uplifting and motivating! I have always thought that our attitudes towards any situations can make it extremely difficult or make it fairly easy to handle. October+2018+(2)

I guess I have always tried handling life with a positive mindset because if we have  negative thoughts, nothing will ever go well. I know at work if just one person comes in while in a bad mood, those feelings are contagious causing everyone else to have a bad positive mondayday. Although that might just be me because I tend to be a little too compassionate to others feelings and when someone I know well is having a hard time it actually hurts me.

I do look forward to reading your thoughts about this quote because I know y’all have strong emotions and feelings. I hope you have a great start to your week and your week only gets better. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

P.S I am working on a post about Alzheimer Awareness Month, which hopefully I will be done with by the end of the week!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Let It Go Friday!

imagesGood morning and HAPPY Friday y’all! I hope your week has treated you well and you are ready to enjoy the weekend! Dealing with the time change, numerous different personalities/attitudes and a terrible amount of fatigue the weekend is just what I NEED! Sometimes it is not what is planned for a weekend, it is what isn’t planned that makes it just perfect!

Today is the perfect day to just let go of any unnecessary stress, hostility and or frustrations because we all know it doesn’t change anything at all! This week to let go of things daily I have been writing poetry again! I find writing is the best and less expensive forms of therapy! It is so incredibly freeing and there is NO worries about anyone disagreeing with you because it is between you and the paper you write on. Over the past month or so I have three different notebooks I write in, one is a journal, one is for my poems and the other is for things I want to write on my blog about. I don’t let anymore read my journal (obviously) and I do not share the poems with anyone yet! I am going to share with you the notebooks that I have been writing in. I used 3 different colors purple, teal and pink,just to keep things happy and colorful!

My Let It Go Friday quote is powerful and thought provoking, so I hope you enjoy it!2018-Motivation-Quotes-The-Mason-Group-1110x550

Thank you so much for stopping by my site today. I hope you enjoyed the quote and I hope if you choose to get one of the notebooks I shared, you love❤them as much as I do! My wishes for you are that you have a great day and your weekend is everything that makes you happy! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick Me Up Thursday!

kitty friday eveGood morning y’all! I hope your week has been great with LOTS of happiness! There is great news to Thursday, tomorrow is finally Friday! The week has been unusually long, but I do believe it is because of time change. It never matters if we set the clocks ahead or set the clocks back, it messes with our internal clocks! Granted my drive to work in the mornings is sunshine, but the drive home is dark and after a long day I just want to close my eyes!

Heck on Wednesday the apartment community I work at had a resident function and I feeling worn outdid not leave until 7. Talk about a long day, I was at work for almost 11 hours! It was way too many hours for me and I should have said something to my manager. There is already a letter on file from my doctor stating I should not work more than 5 days in a row and may need to have less hours some days because it puts way too much stress on my body and that will only cause me too many problems. Let’s face it though, how many people in management actually care more about their employees and less about the bottom line with revenue?

We have almost made it through another week and I am happy to say, I do not work the weekend! A weekend with no plans sounds so great to me right now! Recently I saw the quote I am sharing with y’all and found it incredibly uplifting, which I hope you will as well!Motivational-Status

Thank you so much for visiting my site today! I hope you have a fantastic Friday Eve and you are feeling well! As always I do look forward to reading what you think about the quote I have shared with you. Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

imagesGood morning y’all! I hope you had a nice weekend and you are as ready as ever for the new week. Last week was definitely not the best for me, but I am hopeful for this new week. I strongly believe that no matter what struggles we may go through in life, they all make us stronger.

Did y’all do anything fun this past weekend? I am happy to say that I rested up and did my best to not even leave the house. Sometimes in our lives we just need a few days of peace and quiet to recuperate from a long week. It is also helpful to  reflect back on what has or hasn’t  occurred in our life. Now when I say reflect back on things I do not mean dwell, I mean just think about what is troubling you and find the inner meanings. Now instead of just thinking about the negative aspects, think about something positive that came out of events in your life. 

OF course I think all quotes I share with y’all are special, but today’s quote is very meaningful and powerful in my eyes! weak-strong-intelligent

Of course my reasons for finding this quote so powerful may differ from yours, which is one reason I look forward to reading your thoughts! I also promise to respond as quickly as I can! 

To be completely honest with y’all, there have been times in my life that I wanted smiling-awesome-quotes-www-awesomequotes4u-com-is-the-best-way-to-face-22416393.pngrevenge when someone hurt me, but that was in my younger years and never really worth it. I do struggle with the forgiveness aspect, but in time I do forgive those that caused me pain. In my life today, I tend to do the best I can to just ignore things that bring me down. Sometimes ignoring things isn’t good either because it can allow things to fester in my mind. There ends up being a time I go from ignoring something to downright exploding with frustrations. 

Thank you so much for visiting my site today! I hope your week starts off great and only continues to get better. Please remember that no matter what I might be dealing with, I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

 

These are the journals I have and I LOVE them! If you want to start a journal and still blog, these are so amazing and can actually be used for more so much!