Main picture is at 4:32 pm on 5/16/18. It’s the last picture from that day. 15-20 minutes later my husband would get a call from my friend that I was in a bad accident just before 5pm he got the call.
On 5/10/21 we went out to look at some homes to put on my parents property and it just so happened to be across from Albany Mx. I had no idea. So we went and drove through, my husband had never been there and I don’t remember going there.
We drove around inside though and things came back to me like I thought where we were parked and crashed on the track, could also be from hearing it from my friend Christina who was there.
Otherwise I really felt nothing going there except anxiety seeing kids on little 50s riding double and some kids going from spot to spot with no helmet. That stuff just makes me nervous now. My husband said “I hate that fu@king place”! Definitely the place my life would change forever, but that’s the risk I took and just driving in we had to sign the liability waiver.
I am incredibly grateful for my outcome and my resilience and being able to come out of this happy and well and with understanding and awareness and no regrets.
Life is hard, life is different daily, my life totally changed but I have to remember I still have life and it’s a pretty great one full of learning through it all, the good, bad, easy and hard.
We then went down to Tierra Del Mar where my friend Justin would paraglide from and where they spread some of his ashes. Fly high Justin, always thinking of you. In this pic you can zoom in and see a paraglider above flying like Justin loved to do 💚
This day is an important day for me to reflect and acknowledge. This day is huge to me. It has shown me how resilient and strong I am and what a survivor I am. This day represents so much to me, but I only think other brain injury survivors will get that. This day and accident taught me so much about life and truly changed my life and I find the good in it and ways it changed me and my perspective in a good way.
I was listening to the Making Headway podcast with Erin one of the hosts and Joe Borges, both brain injury survivors. I loved hearing them say how important the brain injury community is and to really have others who understand you. Just like how celebrating the day of my accident is most important to me than my birthday as Joe said. I couldn’t agree more. Go listen to it, it’s a good one.