I have decided that it is time to change things up a bit – starting with the beginning.
I have been labeling my blog posts as the date for 20 months, and sometimes, they included the time since I was making multiple posts per day. It is time to move away from the date, and on to the topic headings.
And the heading for today is Have Some Faith.

I was at church today and finally had some time to myself. That meant that I was actually able to sit alone, prior to the service, and think about “things.”

Things that are going well, things that are hard, things that I enjoy, things that I wish were different.
I’m trying not to regret too much of the last 20 months of life change – there was nothing I could do to stop it, and nothing I can do to change it. The only thing that I CAN control is the way that I am reacting to it. I can control myself right now, and that is about it.

I enjoyed my time at the Brain Injury Conference last week – it was great to see old friends, and to step back into the world of rehab and recovery just a little bit. Sincerely, I hope that the attendees enjoyed my presentation, and that there was some meaning in it for them. For me, it is meaningful to talk about the accident, and what therapists and medical professionals can do to make a difference for people and families dealing with head injuries.

There is so much opportunity for people to make a difference, but truly, whose job is it?

Things are shifting gears for me again. I am putting together a new series of workshops entitled “Living Your Life After…” The plan is for individuals to come together after a significant life event to talk about how they can live – because sometimes, for those of us that has had a traumatic life event, we don’t know if we can do that.

But there is life “After”, and it is important that survivors can find people that can put them back on the path to life. To help them find that way, or the will, to continue on.

I hope that this new workshop will be useful. My goal is to continue to follow the path that I am being led towards; I have faith as my leader. It doesn’t waver, it doesn’t change, and it never fails me. Since day one, I have believed things would be okay – it is the definition of what okay will be is what sometimes worries me.
But worry is not helpful to getting things done – so I will write my newsletter, get the workshop ready to go, and continue to blog. Keeping going helps me Live My Life After……

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