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Tomorrow’s The Day- Moab Stand Up Paddle Boarding Trip

A funny thing happened when I packed my duffel, the straps were not long enough to carry it and I was so annoyed. Come to find out thanks to my husband, he’s like Jess it’s meant to be worn like a backpack! I added pics because it’s hilarious and I blame 🧠 injury on that […]

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3 Year Reflection 🧠

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 […]

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How I Find Purpose Through My Traumatic Brain Injury

I feel so lucky that I never got into nursing school. I feel so lucky I became a health educator. Yes it sucks I had a horrible accident that changed me and my life forever but I am still here and have found ways to keep doing things that were a big part of my […]

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Day 7 Brain Injury Awareness

This is the last day I will do this, every day is not doable for me. But I tried. 7 days of awareness is better than none. I’m sure I will add a few more this month. This is also a good point to the fact that I am considered totally and permanently disabled. I […]

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Day 6 Brain Injury Awareness

Something on my mind is how people respond to me and others, this goes beyond brain injury and I know I am guilty of doing it too. So often it’s easy to listen to someone and be able to say I understand, I have been there, me too, I know what it’s like because I […]

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Day 4 Brain Injury Awareness

On Day 4 I want to talk about advocating for yourself. It’s a must and honestly if you don’t advocate for yourself, who will? In my case I don’t have anyone that would of to the extent I have. I am extremely lucky that my background was largely in healthcare, navigating the system and helping […]

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Day 2 Brain Injury Awareness Month

On Day 2 of brain injury awareness I wonder if you know how common it is to get a brain injury and the difference between an ABI- Acquired Brain Injury and TBI- Traumatic Brain Injury? I want to throw in here how an ABI and TBI can be confusing in the fact that most people […]

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Trying New Things 🧠

I am exhausted. Daily. I wake up exhausted. So much of what I do during the day like reading and crosswords is fatiguing to your brain. After my therapy zoom visit yesterday we made a list of not so fatiguing things and fatiguing things. Reading, working out and riding my peloton, doing crossword or word […]

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I am disabled

I have never said that or written that. It has been 2.5 years since my accident. I have read my NeuroPsych report. I know what I live with and how my brain works. I know I am not stupid. But I know I am nowhere I once was or should be, especially based on my […]

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When Will I Learn?

I woke up today. I felt normal TBI tired. I am a little sore from my workout yesterday. My husband went and got me a coffee. But I noticed I am tired and having issues, honestly I’m really struggling today. Struggling to do simple things. I can’t figure out how to work the TV, just […]