It’s been two years since my almost life-ending ski injury. I was backcountry skiing with my friends Jeff, Jeff, and Patrick at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. While I’m sad to have left Jackson (because I really, truly loved it), I was glad that I was wearing a helmet to save my life, and that my friends acted so quickly to get rescue there soon enough.
My life is truly different now. But while nothing is like it used to be (now I’m left-handed while I used to be right-handed), I cannot (and will not) let those things get in the way of my life plans. I frequently get annoyed, but I have to remind myself that it can only improve- not get worse. Right now is tough for me because I think about the way things used to be. But I have to remind myself that even though I think they might have been better in the past- my hand writing and online writing, my vision, my balance, my speech- I have a new future.
To help with my writing (after all, I majored in English in college), I’m seeing the speech, language and hearing sciences masters program at CU. They say they’ll help with my writing, which for me is extremely important because I still love to write. There are some other things they’ll help with (like the way my voice sounds), but to me, the writing is the most important thing to me. I get some practice writing by running this blog! I journal on my computer because hand-writing is frustrating because it’s so challenging- and it doesn’t look the way I’d like it to.
There are a lot of things that are different for me now, but I can’t let them get me down. I’m excited to travel (by myself) for my best friend Alex’s graduation from PA school. Until then, I’m excited for it to warm up (it’s cold and sometimes snowing, even though it’s March 24- weird, I know) so I can wear shorts during the day. There are things that I want to happen (like get a boyfriend- which seems silly, but it’s true- and get a dog), but I can’t expect them to happen overnight. I just have to wait for things to happen- which is frustrating, but I have to do it.
And that picture above is how I’m cutting my hair this week!