4 Things I Learned About My Epilepsy at Eric Church's Holdin' My Own Concert
Concerts, whether you like them or not are a part of this world we live in. Personally, there’s only one concert I go to each year and that’s Eric Church’s concert. Aside from his music being so great, it was also a huge factor in getting me through hard times regarding my epilepsy. After attending his Holdin’ My Own concert this past week, there are a few things that people with disabilities can take away from this concert. I hope you can relate to this as much as I can!
Don’t Worry – Find Out The Hard Way:
This may seem so broad and you’ve probably heard it a few times by now too. However, it’s true, if you worry about what could happen you’re not going to enjoy what’s going on in the present. I could have worried about having a seizure at the concert but I knew that if I did it would make me not enjoy the concert as much. It’s simple; worry less, have more fun.
Keep On Be You:
There are 16,000+ people at concerts so just be yourself. No one cares about what you’re doing or the way you dance or don’t dance. You’re at the concert to have fun with your friends so don’t try and blend in, just be who you are. Make sure you leave that concert with no regrets on what did or didn’t do. Be yourself, and have fun!
Round Here Buzz - People Do Care About You:
Remember, you’re in most likely at a concert in your hometown and with your friends right? So if by chance you do have a seizure, you have people there who care about you and are ready to step up to the plate to help you out. There’s also full time EMT staff on hand ready to jump in. I know that when I’m with my friends or family at concerts, I’m safe in case something does happen. Don’t think anyone doesn’t care, because THEY DO. You’re there to HAVE FUN!
Holdin Your Own:
Ironic right? Hey, of those 16,000+ you have fought one of the biggest battles many of them haven’t. Don’t let anyone get under your skin and make you feel bad. If someone is pulling you down just walk away and remember that you have way more strength than that person does mentally. Every day we hold our own fighting epilepsy, and we don’t plan on giving up anytime soon. People at concerts are different and don’t know our backgrounds, so the best thing to do is ignore a lot of them. Keep holdin’ your own 😊