So, it has been a bit since I last wrote. Pre-holiday season, I suppose. The holidays were nice. I spent them with my family, and we had a nice time. The budget was tighter this year than most, so our Christmas tree was smaller, but we had a wonderful time. It is important to surround yourself with people who love you, and who you love. I did just that. No matter your spiritual beliefs, I hope you did, and continually do, the same.
Besides the love and support of my family and friends (and my pups), I have still struggled the last few weeks with my depression. I am coming out of the "funk" now, but there was a couple of weeks where I was really struggling. I think it has to do with the fact that it has been over three years since my head injury. Though I have made some great strides these last few months, I am still not where I want to be. I am, however, going to continue to work on getting to that point. In the meantime, I plan to continue working on doing those things that bring me joy, and spending time with those people who make me happy.
Part of my recovery has been assisted by the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ). They have provided resources and support when I have needed them. In March, my family and I will be Bowling for Brains. We will be bowling to raise money for the BIAAZ, and all the support t hey provide. If you can give ANYTHING, please find it in your heart (and wallet) to do so. I have limited funds, and already gave $5.00. It is not much, but any little bit will help. If you are able and willing to support us and the BIAAZ, please donate here to Brainy Life Bowlers.
I do not use this blog as a "pitch" for any organization, but this is one that has directly supported me and my recovery, and countless others in their recovery and ongoing support. The BIAAZ provides support not only for brain injury survivors, but for their support network, professionals in the field, and for those in the community who want to learn more about brain injury.
Please, if you can give any amount, know that it is more than appreciated. Your generosity is immeasurable.
Be the reason someone chose not to give-up.
Photo credit to https://beacon.wharton.upenn.edu/entrepreneurship/2014/11/scale-your-mindset/