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.