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7 years! So grateful!

I am SO grateful that although I have lived a pretty wild life, always learning the hard way and making some pretty stupid decisions that I truly have learned to learn through my mistakes.

However 7 years ago I learned to never drink and ride again, but at that time I hadn’t learned to stop drinking and that alcohol was a negative in my life and did not serve me.

Luckily I learned that eventually. This is just me. This is my personality and who I am. I don’t listen well, especially when people are trying to tell me something yet they are drunk and drinking too just like this day 7 years ago. As a wise little boy said at a school board meeting in Florida recently : “I asked my mom if there was a word for that, she said yes, hypocrisy!!” What a wise 10 year old he is and I am not justifying, just saying.

But I accept all the things I have done wrong and mistakes I made, I don’t blame anyone. It’s all on me. The most important thing is that I am able to reflect on it all, not blame others and make changes for the better.

I just do everything the hard way. It takes a lot for me to learn. But hey, at least I learn. That’s not the common. Not everyone learns from their mistakes.

Sharing my blog post from last year, 6 years ago.

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 definitely not easy. I learned to never drink and ride again. I also learned how important safety gear is and my helmet. I learned so much that day, I’m so grateful to be writing this and to be able to walk and run. 6 years ago I broke my back, 2 years ago I broke my brain. To be here writing this, talking, walking and just being here is huge and I’m so grateful for all I learned from these horrible accidents. Purpose in it all, they both taught me such important things.

Two compression fractures and a blast fracture, I still suffer from herniated discs but in all I recovered amazingly.
Finally home, this couch was were I laid a lot of the time. Researching what I had done to myself.
My resting spot. This injury was the first time Chris would learn to take care of me, enemas and all 💩😂

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 🤣

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