I have been a professional musician since the age of 20 years old. It was something I wanted to do so bad. I felt like it wasn’t even a choice for me. For me it was the realization of who I truly was. I continued to play and during that time I had several businesses, as a club promoter and during the day, a cleaning business. In between all of that, I rode and trained horses. I still continue to play music, but now a days I work from home and I spend my time in my lesson studio teaching others to rock. A few mornings a week I ride and exercise some horses. I have a wonderful daughter, born in 2011 and a full grown step-daughter. My husband owns a custom guitar company, and I am VP of it. We are both workaholics. We both enjoy what we do. I have always had a lot on my plate. I have been an athlete and was a personal trainer part time in my 20s, and even did a few triathlons after the birth of my daughter. My first when she was 5 months old. I still workout and do yoga-which really really helps me manage my pain and energy. Because my jobs are fun, I rarely feel the need to do things for fun. More recently, my passion-MY mission-has been to figure out how to overcome the incessant pain I am in and the fatigue. The brain fog for me is by far the hardest thing for me to manage. I have always looked for ways to “hack” things to be more effective. I am finding bio-hacking is one of my best tools. I also use strategies top performers use-be it athletes, businessmen, entrepreneurs, entertainers, or anyone who excels in their field to get the most out of my life and overcome all the challenges that come with FMS. I am blessed to have become aware of these things and it’s my intention to share them with as many people as possible to help them get the most out of their situation. I know so many of my fellow FMS sufferers feel hopeless. I do at times. And that’s ok. It might seem like I do an awful lot of stuff, but the only reason I succeed is because of my tenacity. My I’m-gonna-do-it-anyway-ness. Or at least know I have tried. Some days, getting out of bed and taking a shower seems like a huge mountain I have to climb, but I do it anyway. And sometimes, that’s enough. And it’s OK. Then there other days, when I feel like my old self again, but it only lasts half the day-the the fatigue sets in. Hopefully, in sharing all the information I have gathered and all the experimenting I have done, you the reader can find a little nugget or tip that will make your life just a little better- if just for today. My biggest hope and intention is to help others with FMS and share my journey with them.