HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
There is nothing like a New Year and a fresh start to feel invigorated. What about you?
This past November I had a bicycle accident and lost a day's worth of memory. I was found unconcious by the side of the road the day after Thanksgiving!
It was a time to rest up and heal (separated shoulder and concussion) and let others take care of me for a while. And then after a week I was thrown back in the world from that cozy caring cocoon and had to dig deep and remember all the schedules of daily life.
I remember that first week as being quite nice. Imagine resting in bed and requesting bowls of ice cream!
The second week - not so nice. My brain was still trying to get in gear and there were so many things to remember. I had an appointment with a neurologist and got lost trying to find the office. How could I miss the two street signs? I ended up getting stuck in traffic and getting there so late the appointment needed to be cancelled. Was is just bad luck? Or was my brain out of whack? We went to get a Christmas tree - normally a joyful time - but I just felt down.
During those times I tried to give myself some slack even though I felt bad. I needed time to recover and had to expect some ups and downs. I have a new appreciation for anyone with a head injury, big or small, temporary or permanent.
Today, I feel fantastic with just a bit of soreness in my shoulder. I feel so GRATEFUL and have a new happiness to tackle 2012 with joy, excitement and a big dose of patience and love.
I have big plans for 2012 - I'm writing them down this week and will share them later...
What are your 2012 plans?