In today’s episode, I tell the story of the first game I ever voluntarily subbed myself out of a game: the day I got my concussion. In episode 26, I read my piece Why I Saw Strange Men in my room (and am telling you about it 8 months later). This was the first time I opened up about my concussion.
I wrote that piece as a reflection to process my lack of progress and debilitating state. Why is this happening to me? Why am I not getting better? Will I ever be able to play soccer again? I was desperate to find an answer, but finally realized sometimes the best thing we can do is let go and trust that things will work out how they are meant to be.
Today’s piece titled My Whiplash, Heatstroke, Fifa 94 concussion brings it back to the beginning. From here on out, I will tell my story chronologically. I have learned heaps about concussions, and even more about myself-who I want to be, why I am playing soccer, and my philosophy on life.
I am very passionate about telling my story because I know there are so many people out there who are struggling, feel like they are alone, and may be losing hope.
But, I truly believe that our setbacks are our biggest teachers. That’s the whole reason behind Arrow Living’s name. “An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. In life, when you’re faced with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great, so just focus and keep aiming.”
Link to full written article with pictures: My whiplash heat stroke Fifa ‘94 Concussion
For great resources and concussion recovery support check out: : Headwayfoundation.com
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