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Exploring the Possibilities


Pearls

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Leave no stone unturned. There was a time when I was younger and without a physical disability. I always tried new things. Somewhere along the way I started to accept the status quo but if you don't try new things, you stay in the same old place. As long as you are alive you can move forward. You will not always succeed but failure is just another stepping stone to success. It is a learning experience. I have always been a perfectionist. If I couldn't give something my all out best and do it well then I didn't want to do it at all. i had very high standards. I have learned that just trying something is my all out best. I no longer compare myself to others and their successes. I compare myself to post stroke day one and day two and I am amazed at how far I have come. Holy Cow. i still have frustrations and my soul still aches for the former me. I still face obstacles. Many obstacles. I still have problems. Many problems. But it is like I am starting all over again, trying to discover who I am, what I am Good at, what I am Not good at. I do not have the same set of skills but I still have potential. I may have to cross three bridges instead of one but I can do it with some extra work. It is more difficult but I am strong. I can adapt. I will not let others define me and I will continue to explore all the possibilities. i will fight for me in my own way in my own time.

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Wow Pearls, looks like you have come to a turning point in your life.  I wrote somewhere else a saying my Dad had:  "If it is to be it is up to me." and I think that is what you are exploring now.  Stay strong and you will get there.

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Peal, very wise words. my word for the year has been Hope. With life we have hope. Hope give

 

us the belief of things to Hope for.  Once i stopped looking back, and started looking forward,  

 

began doing better. It is hard, nothing is easy if yu want it. I fell three weeks ago, but I now look

 

at it as a bump in the road. My journey keeps on, and I will enbrace it.

 

Take care Peal,  Keep on fighting

 

Yvonne

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Hope you didn't hurt yourself. It seems everytime I think I am doing Really well I fall. When I am not doing well I am very careful. I forget sometimes that I have to be careful all the time.

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Another fall. These are like milestones in my life but in a regressive way. Went to book club at a friends house whose husband just died. It was raining. I made it up the concrete steps to the porch just fine. And then when I was on a flat surface i met the concrete. Skinned up and bruised but nothing broken. Luckily I had six people to help me get up or I'd still be laying there.

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