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Welcome! Thanks for being here. Short intro, who am I and why am I here?

My Name is Jessy Munch. I am in my last year of my 30s. I have been told by many people I should write or do a blog so here I am!

I definitely have a story, so many stories. I am someone who has went through so much and learned from it all. I also am a Brain Injury survivor 1 year and 8 months ago from a motocross accident at the track. I got extremely lucky and beat the odds which weren’t good. I had a 10% chance of ever waking up from my coma and if I did it was likely I would live in a vegetative state but here I am! I’m SO lucky, grateful and thankful every day, so many people I know and meet aren’t as lucky as I am. So I’m not wasting the life and abilities I was given a second chance at.

I am a wife, mom, friend, daughter, sister and an ex wife too and all have been such incredible learning journeys. I am here to be honest, real and tell you all the things I have learned throughout my 39.5 years of life and it’s a lot. But it’s all stuff I have learned from. My mindset is what has got me here and I wasn’t always a person with a good mindset, confidence and kindness. So thanks for being here!

I will post about Brain Injury and being a survivor but also mix in all the stuff I have learned through some major traumatic experiences and some not so traumatic in my life. And I LOVE to travel before and after injury so I will post lots of my travels too. I am so lucky I am writing this post from Florida now and am from Oregon. I flew here all on my own, attended a 3 day Rise Conference and it was amazing and so Inspiring, to the point I’m back in my room on my last day starting my blog! I will post ALL the things I have slightly touched on so far, so follow along if you’re interested in my stories and how I have made my life great despite being thrown a ton of shit in my way including making a ton of bad decisions from teenage years to my 30s. See all that I have learned from it. It’s all about perspective.

My first post next Sunday will be about my friend Sophia who passed away and what she taught me through that experience. It’s fitting as Friday is the anniversary of the day the world changed and we lost her 14 years ago. And I lied and will post it Friday, the anniversary of the day life changed but all other posts will post on Saturday mornings.

My second post will be about who I am now. That is Jessy with a severe brain injury and who I was before my injury and then each week I will add a new post on Sundays from a lesson in my life that I learned from and that goes from my son almost dying and his medical journey when a newborn and infant, to my first marriage and what I have learned from it, through therapy and years of reflection, my new marriage, being with an alcoholic, being a bad drinker myself, my DUI, dropping out of high school, so many insecurities, drugs, alcohol, sex, confidence, travel, motocross, finances, keeping up with the Jones’s and so much more but that’s just an idea. I’m open to suggestions to and can see what experiences I have had that relate that I can post about.

I am here to be real. I am real. No bs. I want to tell my story as I think it’s super relatable to others. I’m a big believer in sharing your story, you never know who’s reading it or hearing it that can relate and might not give up because of it.

I am in no way a professional, doctor, therapist or anything like that. I am a person with a shit ton of experiences that makes me, me and all that have got me to where I am today. So none of this is medical advice, and if you’re having an emergency please go to your closest emergency room. And if your not having an emergency or crisis and just need some guidance in the medical field send me a message. I don’t know it all but know quite a bit of how to navigate insurance and resources. Always willing to help. and please take any of my life experiences I talk about with a grain of assault, because they are MY life experiences. And I try to be honest and respectful of others not wanting to blast their personal lives on the internet publicly, so many posts won’t be fully complete out of respect for others involved. Anything posted about someone else, say like my husband or friends has been read by them and approved. And don’t forget, I have a brain injury and lost a ton of memory so somethings might not have happened but that’s why I’m having friends who were there and my husband proof everything I post. I want to write this as a way to express myself, be honest in hopes someone can relate and it may help them but my biggest concern is being respectful.

I am a Certified Health Educator and do hold a NCHES certification and two degrees in Community Health Education and Health Sciences and am one class away from my graduate certificate in Public Health. I have worked for 14 years in the medical field and I am pretty proficient at navigating the healthcare system, and did that for years as a job so reach out if you’re struggling with that. I didn’t lose it in my brain injury thankfully.

All of the above is why I am here and why I titled my blog “How life Has Happened For Me”. If you follow along, you will understand why that’s the title.

Thanks for being here, I hope you can learn something and maybe find similarities in your life and grow from this in whatever way that is. Real is hard to find. And I have no problem being real and saying it like it is. No reason to hide, I am happy and secure in my marriage and life and will tell it like it is. Some posts I will be respectful of course and ask my husband before posting certain things, but I also let him know a lot of what I will write about is before I ever knew him. So hopefully he still likes me after he learns some not so good stuff about his wife. But the past is the past, no reason to live in it.

By jessymunch826

I am a TBI Survivor and woman who has been through a lot of good and bad. My goal by this blog is to share what I have learned and how life has happened for me and not to me. I have found purpose in it all and am here to share it. I am also sober and quitting drinking was the best choice for me. I will post about TBI, Brain Injury, life, travel, lessons learned and more. I am not a doctor or a nurse, I am a traumatic brain injury survivor who has lived 40 years of life and have an amazing mindset from it all. None of this is medical advice, that is what your doctor is for or 911 if you are having an true emergency and need help right away. I am here for community and to share all I have learned, you never know who it will help. Click on the white title of the blog post to read, just saying in case you might be confused like I am with all this 🤣

5 replies on “Welcome! Thanks for being here. Short intro, who am I and why am I here?”

Hi Jessy! I heard your podcast today on ironwill I wanted to reach out and say you did a great job on it but I remember you had said on it you weren’t on Instagram anymore and couldn’t think of another way to reach out! You did a great job on it! Congrats!! And it’s really good work you doing working in rehab I think you said! Congratulations again in putting in great work on the podcast and in your brain injury growth in general!

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