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What could have been?

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Sometimes I just can't help but think of where I would be in my life had this injury not occurred.

Where would I have gone to college? What major would I have decided upon? Would I have become the teacher I always dreamed to be? Would my friends and I have remained close? Who would my new friends be? Would I still be with the boyfriend I had at the time of my injury, or would I have a new one? Would I be engaged or married with my own family? So many unanswered questions! I know I shouldn’t dwell on it, but sometimes I just can’t help it. Thankfully, I quickly snap out of this thought and start focusing on the present and all I have been blessed with.

If not for the injury, I wouldn’t have experienced teaching preschool at the career center, or working at my job at the dental office, which I love! I would never have learned to appreciate the value of hard work and determination and probably wouldn't have overcome my fear of public speaking! I also would not have developed the many relationships with all the people who have come into my life and impacted it in so many ways: other brain injury survivors, caregivers, new friends, teachers, co-workers, therapists, etc., the friendships I have obtained along the way are indescribable.

I realize focusing on the what-ifs is unhealthy, but sometimes I just can’t help it!

I guess it’s just human nature! :)


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