Migraine Awareness Month #16: Lead, follow or get out of the way

Here at Migraine.com we’re participating in the National Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge during the month of June. All of the patient advocates are taking turns to cover the prompts, and today is my turn.

Today’s Blogging Challenge prompt is: “Lead, follow or get out of the way.” Which role fits you and why?

It’s probably obvious to any of you who have been reading my Migraine.com blog posts for any length of time that I’m more of a leader than a follower. I always have been. As a kid in school I was always eager to lead group projects and often volunteered to take on projects just because I was a geeky nerd who liked being involved. I’ve always found it incredibly satisfying.

I started my personal blog in 2006 to help other migraineurs. That in and of itself was an act of leadership, I think. Since that time I’ve worked to come up with other ways to reach migraine patients and provide them with the support and information to better manage their migraines. I cherish my role in helping other migraine patients and working with other patient advocates to pool our efforts for a greater overall impact.

One of the new ways I’m hoping to further my leadership role in migraine advocacy is by attending some conferences. I’m going to the American Headache Society Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, in November. I can’t wait to meet doctors and researchers and learn everything I can about their work. I look forward to bringing that information back to all our readers here at Migraine.com.

National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger’s Challenge is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com. To help raise awareness about Migraine, please Tweet this post with the hashtags #NMAM and #NMAMBC and share it on your Facebook page. Thank you!

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