Every single year I write a short post about my accident anniversary and each year it seems May 7th comes around quicker than the last. Life is funny and our struggles are definitely the things which show our true character. With a spinal cord injury it is so easy to just think ‘WHY ME!?’ and throw in the towel leaving your hopes and dreams behind. I did do that for a short time, back when I was depressed, but I learned to love who I am which made me realise that I still deserve an amazing life. This time last year, if you would’ve told me I would be a published author one year on I, would’ve laughed! (Read last year’s post HERE). Honestly, the things I have done with my life as an adult are things I never thought possible after having my injury. Which I hope encourages you.
Paralysis isn’t easy and to be honest the injury never gets any easier but you learn to live with it. Would you rather be paralysed and do nothing with your life or think ‘FUCK IT!’ & still get out there in the world? I say fuck paralysis, I choose to live my life!
I want to use this very bittersweet day to celebrate life and encourage you to keep fighting to live the best life possible. Things aren’t always easy for any of us. Unexpected stresses crop up and your life can change in an instant; whether that be your health, relationship, career…literally anything. Just know you will get through it all. Us humans are pretty resilient and sometimes when the depths of sadness overtake you, that’s ok, just know it’ll pass.
I am generally a little sad around the start of May but I have been pretty stressed with my book and other personal issues so today has really sprung upon me. All I know is that I am grateful to anyone who believes in me and helps me live my dreams…My Beautiful Struggle.
At the end of my book I write something which is perfect to say today:
Let’s raise a glass and celebrate life because it’s bloody fabulous when you think about it.
I love you x