Since the injury, every day is always a battle in ways I can’t describe. To try to sum it up the first three years were by far the most demanding physically. But this past year has been a true mental test. The physical things have never been a problem for me for as long as I remember and athlete in me is always got me by. But this year, now that the dust is settling, mentally I’ve had to battle with what lies before me. This may sound kind of deep, but I want everyone to know that even the strongest people have their struggles physically and mentally, and some are harder than others. I’m in a stage now where the mental battle fuels me to conquer the physical ailment.
This morning when I woke up, I knew that 4 years ago was something tragic, but now things are different. I have more control of what is happening in my life. As time continues to pass, I began to realize more and more what lies in front of me, and how I wouldn’t be where I met today without such a solid support system. Now more than ever I can truly sense that I have some great opportunities in front of me. Like a friend told me after the accident, “you can still do all the things you did before, it’s just gonna be a little different.” That’s something I’ll never forget and something I’m beginning to realize.
Thank you to everyone for pushing me towards doing the things that I’ve always loved to do and now continue to do, but just a little different. But hey, who’s to say what I’m doing is different? Maybe everyone else is doing it different? Think about it…. KEEP BELIEVING!