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Acknowledging What I Need 🚿 🪑

When I first came home from the hospital I had a shower chair. I had it for months and at first I was not allowed to shower when home alone. As time went on I was able to shower totally alone, no supervision needed anymore, but the chair helped me do it safely. We sold […]

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I’m a Shitty Driver 👎🚧🚗

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 haven’t drove since 5/16/18 the date I got my traumatic brain Injury? I got my […]

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Speak Up, Advocate, Don’t Give Up!! Travel Win🎉

This has been huge for me and today was proof once again not to give up and just take no for an answer!! You have to advocate for yourself and once again we have found how critical it is to buy travel insurance since my brain injury. We had first class plane tickets to St […]

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Happy Fathers Day

I was writing an instagram post about my dad and figured I should write a little blog too because the post had so much detail and there could be SO much more, because that’s how amazing my dad has been. Growing up nightly my dad would scratch my back nightly. It’s one of my favorite […]

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Wants 🆚 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 didn’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 it’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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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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🧠🏍The Day I Wanted To Quit My Job…It Happened, But Not How I Ever Hoped It Would Happen…

I never imagined the day I would leave work annoyed wishing I didn’t have to work and asking my husband what I could do to quit my job would turn into the day I never went back to that job. Not only did I “quit” that job, but I can’t work a full time job […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury and My Travel Thoughts💭

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. It’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. It’s interesting to see the difference in a year between my speaking. This is […]