On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 I was rear ended exiting the freeway on my way to the ice rink to train my athletes. As I sit here staring at my screen on Saturday, December 9th, I’m counting my lucky stars for not being seriously injured and that my dog was safe as well. So, why am I writing about it? Because I’m angry. The days leading up to sitting here now have been consumed by nothing, but taking care of the details that the accident caused. My mind has been scattered, I’m slowly beginning to feel the effects of being hit. Over a year ago was in a severe wreck, and nothing I’m experiencing now can even come close to the battle he’s been fighting, and he’s winning everyday. My intention here is to use this opportunity to grow and acknowledge those who have setbacks regardless of the size.
Stomach in knots, daily living patterns thrown out of wack, fighting back to find balance. I get it. These are the unexpected events, that can potentially derail us, that can cause life long set backs. Screw that! It’s time to channel my anger, frustration, dissappointments towards being thankful for those who have supported me, cared for me, been there for me as I push through. Thankful for only have lost a few days of writing, one day of mountain biking, one day of skiing, and one day of lifting.
One breath at a time, I find balance, I find gratitude. My optimistic being dives deep for the lessons in this weeks event. The lesson is simple; there will be setbacks. When they happen, I must take the time to seek those closest to me for to immerse myself in a nurturing environment that will give me the strength, power, and presence to re-center. With this support I was able to see clearly that this is only a moment in time that will only make me stronger.
The concept of community is very primitive and I am optimistic that this blog is inspiring it’s readers to help make this global community stronger, building a supportive network around the world that will give us all the strengths to stay focused through the setbacks.