Here it is January 1, 2014. I did not do the things I might have done on any other given New Year’s Day. Since I cannot bear weight on my left leg, I am unable to walk without the use of a walker. I was hit by a school bus while walking to my car the afternoon of November 5, 2013. This event has changed my life in many ways… not all of them negative.
I am very goal driven and a bit of a self-improvement junkie. So, soon after my accident I began thinking about the trajectory of my life and how my injuries would change it. At the very least, my plans would only be delayed. However, I recognized that I could use this trauma as leverage to change my direction in a way that I could realize my long-term goals sooner. If I wanted, I could even drastically alter my plans.
I spent the past few weeks preparing myself for the coming new year. I have read a few books, signed up for a self-help webinar, and participated in a class for trauma survivors. I’ve also attended individual counseling sessions, committed to an agreement I will keep for the year, and enlisted support to help me keep it. In addition to this, I signed up for The Zero to Hero 30-Day Blog Challenge here on WordPress. I am committed to writing every day, although it may not always be here. At any rate, I will be posting regularly. Ultimately, I hope something I say will occasionally provide someone “Help Along the Path.”