Officially 2 years since my concussion, which I consider to be the worst injury I have sustained to date (coming from a guy who has collapsed his lung 4 times and had 9 prior concussions, and the list goes on). For most, it would seem like a silly anniversary to make note of or even celebrate, but this day, two years ago, was the day my entire life changed... for the better!
When I was off work, hanging out in a dark room for weeks on end, not even knowing whether I was making progress, my mindset was that my life sucked because of what I was going through and believe me, it did suck. I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy. Yet, I pushed through. As much as I felt sorry for myself at the time, I did everything I possibly could to recover from that injury.
Here I am, reminiscing about the past two years, and actually feeling thankful for this injury. You see, when I look at my life now and compare it to the life I was leading prior to the injury, I realize that it actually changed everything for the better.
For one, I quit drinking. I’ve been completely sober now for 2 years. Something I’m incredibly proud of myself for.
I’m also now living a much healthier life now. I’m extremely conscious about the stuff that goes into my body. Although, there is still much work to be done, but we are getting there!
Most importantly, my beautiful girlfriend Steph came into my life which I am thankful for every single day. I couldn’t ask for a more amazing partner.
Sometimes life throws you some seriously difficult shit to deal with, but you just have to bare down and put in the work to get through it. You will get through it, just as I did, and oftentimes, it’s those challenges that set your life in a new direction. Everything happens for a reason!