Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Strength from Within

Accepting change is one of the most difficult things to do. As far as myself since becoming a vent dependent quadriplegic, I still struggle with not being able to manage my own cares and have control of my body. I have nurses 24/7, along with constant interruption and lack of independence. Because this is part of how things are, my life’s goal is to try to succeed in different ways.

Learning to live differently from how I used to has been a challenge, but not impossible. Throughout the years I’ve realized that it’s not just about being able to survive, it’s about thriving as well. I know it’s hard for many people going through tough situations to believe that despite the struggles that go on there are positives as well.

Either from others in similar situations or from people around, I’ve learned that you can’t always manage what happens in life. Despite it you can decide what you do with your life afterwards. Incredible change occurs when you decide to take control of the power you do have instead of craving control over what you don’t. In past experiences, just going through the motions isn’t always enough. Sometimes it takes a little strength from within to boost up your life.


"This is the time I will be stronger, braver, kinder and unstoppable. This year I will be fierce. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts… Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be."

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