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What Independence Means To Me ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ–ค

Happy Independence Day! I have always done fun trips back to when we would do the 4th at Lake Tapps every year to our family friends amazing lakeside home, it was such a blast! For the past years we have usually went to the woods or a friends neighborhood to celebrate. We donโ€™t talk to […]

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Iโ€™m a Shitty Driver ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿšง๐Ÿš—

True story. Ever since I got my license, I have been a shitty driver. For the first time ever I have had a clean, spotless driving record for the last 2 years. Oh wait, did I forget to mention I havenโ€™t drove since 5/16/18 the date I got my traumatic brain Injury? I got my […]

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When Your Best Friend Specializes In TBI ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ€

One of my best friends is a Neuropsychologist. I knew she worked with patients with TBI, and I knew she was a Psychologist but I truly never really understood what she did until I got my severe Traumatic Brain Injury. She has dedicated her life and studies to this and she has always been so […]

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Essentialist ๐Ÿ†š NonEssentialist aka Pre TBI ๐Ÿ†š Post TBI

I watched a video and read this recently in the Hollis Co Next 90 Days that they are doing and it really hit home and made me think. As I read what each one was and said about the person, it really made me think and realize how much brain injury has truly changed me. […]

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Wants ๐Ÿ†š Needs

Wants vs Needs. Do I really need it or do I just want it? I grew up never having a lot of wants. I didnโ€™t have the fanciest clothes, the fanciest dinners, but I always had a fridge full of food, dinner on the table and a house well stocked with basic necessities. I acknowledge […]

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6 years! So grateful!

Today itโ€™s been 6 years since I got on my dirt bike after drinking at the Oregon Dunes and flew down a ravine, knocked myself out and broke my back. I was life flighted from Coos Bay to Portland, I was in the hospital for a week at least and the road to recovery was […]

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My LOVE for Motorcycles ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ

A life and love of moto!

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Two Years, 2 Middle Fingers To The Odds Against Me!

I had to give a 2 middle fingers on this day! For 2 years! 2 years ago today at about 445pm. I guess one of my favorite things to do in the hospital was flip people off, especially my friends. I have no memory of this haha. I guess I was pleasant and pretty funny […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury and My Travel Thoughts๐Ÿ’ญ

Travel since TBI has been interesting. I enjoyed traveling pre TBI and have been lucky to be able to do so and am still able to do it. Itโ€™s one thing I can still do safely, I just have to plan it a little differently and at times when I run into issues, especially when […]

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Victim Impact Panel Speech

I also just found this video from when I was practicing my Victim Impact Panel Speech for people that attend after getting a DUI, I once was one of those people who attended and it changed me. I never drank again. Itโ€™s interesting to see the difference in a year between my speaking. This is […]