“I’d love to enjoy life more and have the energy to do all of the things I could when I was healthier. I know I could be better off—but I’m not sure how to begin.”

I aspire to the same things as everyone else—having a sense of life satisfaction, control, and financial security—but it’s so hard when my health challenges get in the way. I want to be happy just like everyone else, plan for retirement, have a job I love, and reach my goals or even set them farther, but I don’t know how to get there when I’m simply trying to just make it through the day.