I’m back!

Hey guys, sorry I’ve been gone for so long. I’ve been so busy with school and everything, but I’m back!!! A lot has gone on since I’ve been gone. I finally turned 21 in January, which is exciting!! I absolutely love being 21 — it’s so amazing! Also, I changed my major from education to just sociology.

Now, I know I said I wanted to become a teacher, but in the end, I decided that that;s not where my heart is. I honestly want to just become a motivational speaker for what I have, which is Tourette’s, OCD and Anxiety. (By the way, I love how my internet doesn’t know what OCD is and says it’s wrong, but it knows what COD is … that’s a problem!)

Along with that, I got a new therapist. Her name is Sharon, and she is incredible. She is not like a normal therapist, as she does not go by the books. She goes more by this meditation and talking to your highest self route. I’ll make sure to write another post about her and what she teaches me because it is so helpful, and hopefully I can help you guys, too!!

Um, I dyed my hair a reddish brown at the beginning of the semester, and then I just recently dyed it back blonde — I’ll show you guys a picture of how it is naturally, how it was red and then how it is now if I can figure that out!

Oh my goodness guys, I’m graduating next year! I cannot believe this!! I am going to be on my own and hopefully fulfilling my dreams! If I could become a motivational speaker that would honestly be the most amazing job in the world!!! I think I have an idea of where I want to work or how to come about that, but if you guys have any suggestions on how to get myself out there please let me know!!

Now let;s see, I’ve really gotten into the band The Neighbourhood — they’re really good, go check them out! They sing “Sweater Weather,” which is pretty popular on the radio.

Haha, now I’m just rambling. Anyways, that’s about it for what’s new right now! I will make sure to keep you updated!!

NJ Walks for TS at Princeton is right around the corner!

A few months ago, I talked about the NJ Walks for TS at Mercer County Park (near Princeton township) which will take place on Sunday, April 6. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. and the walk will start at 2 p.m. I’m urging you to please come join me there and help support NJCTS.

The money raised will be applied to the Children’s Scholarship Fund, a program that has helped more than 200 high school seniors with TS. Our goal for this fundraising walk is $10,000, and if we want to be able to achieve this, we will need the support of everyone in the central and southern New Jersey TS community.

This walk can make a big difference! It means so much to me, and it is a wonderful and fun way for us to help NJCTS — which is an important organization to all of us! If you can’t attend the walk, please consider making a donation.

Thank you! Hope to see you there!

Share your Tourette’s story!

Hey everyone! I’m working on a new blog post that will be a collection of uplifting personal stories about Tourette’s. Here’s how you can help: Write out an answer to one of the prompts below and include a picture of yourself or your child (whoever the story is about). If you prefer to video tape yourself or your child talking instead of writing out the story, feel free to! You can send me your story or video by commenting below, messaging it to me through Facebook, or e-mailing me at jspershing93@gmail.com. Here are the prompts:

  • What was a time that someone in your life (a friend, a parent, a another relative, or a teacher) did something to support you during a difficult time with your Tourette’s? What did they do and why did it make a big impact on you?
  • Tell a story of a time when someone in your life made light of your Tourette’s in a way that helped you feel better about yourself and your Tourette’s.
  • Tell a story of a time you were having a difficult time with your tics in public and a stranger did or said something positive and unexpected.
  • What was something that made you realize that you can go forward and succeed as a person with TS?
  • Tell a funny story of something that happened because of your tics/Tourettes.
  • What is something positive that has come out of your Tourette’s?”

My first post in ages

Hello people of the interwebs, and welcome to a long-past-due post. It’s been a year and a half, soooooo I have a lot to make up for. I’ll (eventually) sum up the best parts; obviously, my birthday as one of them! In the meantime, how have you guys been doing?

I’ve been doing fine — both life and my TS — and I’m getting more confidence in who I am as someone with TS. I don’t remember my outro, so I’m just gonna sign off here — quite abruptly. Oh, and Tuesday and Wednesday quiz games are coming back soon. Good bye for now!