Giving a ****

So I was inspired to jot down some some nonsense tonight because a distant friend of mine got in touch recently to tell me that a family member had suffered a bleed to the brain.

This took me back

My journey as a TBI survivor taught me a lot of things about people. It gave me the (seemingly at first) curse of seeing people for what they really are and I felt sad for a long time.

Suffering a brain injury is like nothing you can imagine

But it also taught me about the real reason I get out of bed every day.

Which is not Not for the nursing

.. that would be obsessive

Not for Reese

Although she does play a big part in why I do certain things in my life.

We are all humans

And my time in hospital and recovery at home in the years to come showed me that having a poor memory; shifting mood, poor concentration and often feeling tired over ‘small’ activities are not important in the grand scheme of things.

But it takes time to arrive to this conclusion

Things do get better. Everyone is different but we are all human beings for a reason, we have it in our genetic makeup to adapt and overcome. Millions of years of evolution can attest to that.

The only thing that is constant in life is change

Nothing stays the same. Whatever you’re going through in life you need to remember that things WILL get better. They WILL change. That goes for the good and the bad .

So that’s why I get out of bed. It’s because I know that whatever I’m going through will change soon. And l’ve learned not to fear the inevitable change now.

I live totally

I’m a clown. I embrace my clumsy and quite frankly ‘numpty’ demeanour which in all honesty makes me wonder how and why anyone would ever want to ale me seriously. I’m mad and I don’t care what people think about that or me.

Next time you’re feeling anxious, depressed, worried, sad, or fearing a type of change in your life try telling this joke to the person nearest to you:

Why don’t owls date when it’s raining?

Because it’s Toowet Towoo!

No one likes this joke except me. The fact people often don’t laugh makes me laugh.

Living through the harsh realities of life taught me what’s worth caring about and what’s not. Life is a lot simpler when you don’t give a **** .

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