As I am now “disabled” for a period in my life, the first time ever, I keep thinking about how things can slip downhill so fast. I am not a saint, nor am a strong individual alone. I keep hearing about how tough and how strong I am, and I realize that it is not my strength alone. It is the strength that I pull from my friends, family and my surrounding. I have lived my life with intention for so long that it is just natural to feel obligated to continue to live that way.
I know that this whole ordeal could have destroyed me, it could have destroyed anyone that was going through it. What helped me through was the love of friends and family. I have the most incredible network of support that has ever existed. I want all of my friends, family, classmates, co-workers and community to know how much they mean to me and how much I appreciate their support. Without it I would just sink into a depression and wallow in self pity.
The fable of the Phoenix, is that it self combusts at the end of its life to renew life in the ashes. A new Phoenix arrises from the ashes and rebirth occurs. I just want everyone to know that I view this particular time in my life as the ashes stage. My life needed a rebirth and now I have that chance.