Hope you had a lovely Christmas! I enjoyed it very much, especially because I have holidays right now. A very welcome two weeks of celebrating Christmas, New years’ and doing nothing in between after such an intense period at school. I can’t believe 2014 is ending already, time flies! A whole new year of going to university, working, doing fun things and blogging is coming up! Talking about big new years plans and resolutions I have some to share with you regarding PNES.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my ‘future’. Sounds serious right? Well, fact is that I am already half way my studies and I have the possibility to go abroad for half a year from september 2015 onwards. Remember that I mentioned turning my ‘negative into a positive’ in my very first post on this blog? It is time to take this to a whole other level. After my trip to the conference in New York I was intrigued by the organisational aspects behind such an event. Especially because in the Netherlands (maybe even in Europe) the knowledge about PNES is very limited and I have the ambition to change this. However, it would be nice to get to know more about the organisational aspects from the people who organise the annual PNES conference right now. Therefore, I will be doing an internship with them this summer in New York. Yep, I still can’t believe it either. Talking about chasing dreams…I am beyond excited about this opportunity and I hope to learn a lot from it.
As if this wasn’t exciting enough already, I am also selected to spent my semester abroad in Montreal, Canada! I will be going to university there from September 2015 until January 2016. Parlez-vous français? 😉 Pure coincidence that New York and Canada are only 6 hours apart.
How great these opportunities will be and how excited I am to start this new adventure, it will also be challenging since I still deal with seizures regularly and being that far from home will not always be easy. I realize that, but I am determined to leave my doubts and fears behind 🙂
I would like to wish you a healthy, seizure-free and above all happy new year!