I have been asked quite a few times if i had the chance to go back to the night of the accident and change it would I?
You would think it was the easiest answer in the world. You would think my answer would be YES without hesitation.
The truth it is a yes/no answer.
Of course, I wish I never got hurt, but if this situation wouldn’t have happened, I wouldn’t be who I am today. I couldn’t tell you who or what I would be. I was a little lost right after college not knowing what i exactly wanted to do. I never expected what happened to happen. If you would have told me i would have two books published, a podcast, blog and that i would be speaking in front of crowds i would have thought you were crazy.
Sometimes bad things have to happen for the good things to happen. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy but shit happens and sometimes the only thing to do is go through it until it passes. I may be in pain every day, but through it all I have met some amazing people with incredible stories. I have a strong community with the Central Pain Syndrome Foundation. I have learned who is really there for me
It’s crazy how one thing can be a ripple effect that not only changes my life, but the lives of those around me. I would change the situation to help the people around me not have to go through it with me. I may have dealt with it physically, but my parents, my family, friends and boyfriend all went through it emotionally and mentally with me. For that I would do whatever I could to not hurt them.
We know every rose has its throne and my strength is the rose to my getting hurt. I know I can’t go back no matter how much I want to so the only thing I can do is to keep moving forward and continuing to BE FOREVER STRONG