I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 15 years in 1999. I have had a mixture of highs and lows these last 23+ years of my epilepsy journey. One high for sure was earning my first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon do in April 2003. One low was having to deal with the emotions that come along with epilepsy while transferring from middle school to high school at the same time. Another high has been advocating for epilepsy awareness and epilepsy bills. Another low has been being put back on meds in September 2021. The side effects of my meds are difficult to deal with, but at the same time, I don't want to have seizures. My life is a roller coaster and a balancing act more now with epilepsy than it was without epilepsy.