LIFE…Hhhmmm… am just finding myself looking back, reflecting over what has been mine. MY LIFE…
Nov. 16, 1986 … the car accident that completely changed everything. The old “ME” was gone. I tried, initially, to resume living my life as “ME,” in a new, awkwardly disabled body with a completely different personality and “mind set,” however, this proved too difficult. I felt so out of place EVERYWHERE! Social settings were the WORST!!! I, no longer, knew how to communicate or act around people who had known me before. I was not that same person anymore. I can remember being filled with “awkward” anxiety at any and all social events, talking myself into surviving situations until I could re-enter the safety and security zone of my parents’ home. The turmoil of trying to live life as “ME” when I no longer knew who I was, challenged me to leave Ohio, in search of “ME.” Thus, marking the beginning of MY JOURNEY.
Yep. I left that old life of mine behind! Tried to walk away from everything and everyone that had been a part of it at all! Starting over! Yep! Starting over as my new “self.” This was hard, to say the least, as I didn’t particularly know or even like this new “self” I had become. Life was truly difficult. Getting to know “ME,” learning to like “ME,” and introducing this new “ME” to a whole new world.
Things have worked out pretty well in this life as the new “ME” for me. I Must admit that I like the new “ME” quite a bit better than the old. As you know, I have a wonderful husband, two amazing children, a career I absolutely LOVE, a nice home, and two dogs! I have truly been blessed. I am totally happy and at peace, within myself, regarding my life from beginning to where I am at today.