MS Warrior in Action – Sarah Locke

Sarah Locke black and white portrait.
“Success is a journey, not a destination.” – Sarah Locke, MS Warrior

“I put everything that I am into everything that I do.” – Sarah Locke

Sarah Locke began writing the blog Be You on 9/27/22 with her post “Where to begin…” and continues to post motivating content about her MS life. Raised on a dairy farm in New York, Sarah now lives in New Hampshire—one of my favorite places on earth in the fall. Be You delivers heartfelt stories from her childhood on a farm to personal relationships with family and herself to managing MS symptoms and medication side effects. The openness of her writing provides insight into her challenges and triumphs.

Sarah’s love for life and support of MS awareness is evident in her daily posts on Twitter. Look to her social media for the latest MS awareness events—you will find her there wearing orange outfits and encouraging others to thrive. She is a mover and a shaker who doesn’t let many things stand in her way, an example many MS warriors can admire.

Today, Sarah is a new Ambassador for the National MS Society and volunteers for a Peer MS Mentor near her home. Learn more about becoming an ambassador at NMSS.

Sarah Locke, MS Ambassador & Mentor
Sarah Locke does a yoga pose on her Jeep hood.
Sarah Locke is a Jeeper too!

As an avid outdoor and fitness enthusiast, many of Sarah’s photos are taken in the great outdoors. She’s also a fellow Jeeper!

I’ve followed Sarah’s posts on Twitter for a few years. Readers can also find her on LinkedinInstagram, and Facebook. Though her blog begins with eight posts to date, readers will find her story motivating.

“Be true to yourself and honest with those around you. #BeYou” – Sarah Locke

Melissa Cook – Shoshone Nat’l Forest, WY Nov 2022
WY Jeepers at DD Dude Ranch – Nov 2022

Wyoming Jeepers News – Living My MS Life

Speaking of Jeeping, Elgin and I made up for lost time this week. We harvested as much out of the garden before the snow flurries flew, and then we went for a couple of rides. Our winter trip to the ghost town of Kirwin was peaceful and beautiful (above). We joined the Central Wyoming 4×4 group for a ride outside of Thermopolis, Wyoming, and that was a heart-thumping day that matched our Morrison Jeep Trail and Sunlight Basin – Volcano rides. Yikes! We were among the first to try out Spring Leaf Trail.

The first obstacle left our Jeep pushed against a rock shelf and required a sideways tow from the top of the hill beside us. And this was just the beginning. Wow! What a trial. There were plenty of heart-stopping moments on it; I can tell you that!

Melissa Cook – Listen to our situation. Yikes!

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Book News

As the author of The Call of the Last Frontier, it thrilled me to receive this fun photo from author Chris Lundgren. Browsing the Mosquito Bookstore in the Anchorage Airport, she caught our books sitting side-by-side on the bookshelf.

The Call of the Last Frontier is my Alaska and multiple sclerosis memoir. It won the Western Horizon award and was a finalist for the High Plains Book Award.

Accidental Adventures: Alaska reveals all sorts of ways residents and tourists have found unintended adventures in the Last Frontier. If you enjoy reading about Alaska, these two books are for you.

Upcoming Appearances

November 26, 2022 – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Winter Kickoff Vendor Show, Burlington School, Burlington, Wyoming

December 4, 2022 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Christmas to Remember Bazaar, Laurel Middle School, 725 Washington Avenue, Laurel, MT

December 13, 2022 – guest speaker on Zoom

About the Author

Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.