Happy Valentines’ day!!!
Today I wanted to send you loads of love to your inbox!! As a single gal I know I sometimes need a little extra love on V-Day!! Luckily I spent the day in the beautiful Turks & Caicos island with my gorgeous pregnant friend and her family, hanging out on the beach and having a relaxed BBQ…ahh bliss, so much love over here it’s ridic, I’ve missed her and it’s been way too long!
But enough of the mushy stuff!
What will your life look like in 2 years?
It’s been over two years now since I had the back injury that changed my life!
Two years ago I was still working in my corporate accounting job, I’d had my accident on 29th December 2013 (approximately!) I was out in a surf lifesaving rescue boat in heavy surf (I volunteer as a Surf Lifesaver at the beach on weekends) and as we smashed over a wave I took the full force of it and compressed my lower back, with the adrenalin and fact we were still out there with huge waves, I didn’t realize how bad it was until the next morning when I could hardly get out of bed, and I thought, ‘oh sh!t, I’ve really done it this time!’.
After a few weeks and then months of it not really getting any better and countless physio, osteopath, doctor and chiropractic appointments, an x-ray and an MRI, I finally saw a Specialist who said it would take a year to get back to where I was and that seemed like an eternity!
I was getting really down and verging on depression, I’d cry when people asked how I was, as I felt like my life had grounded to a halt. Before the accident, I had been doing so well, I had lost so much weight and regained my fitness, I was on a roll, even though I was still working long hours and stressed in my job, the accident stopped everything I identified with; I couldn’t exercise, so I wasn’t hanging out with my friends as much, as we trained together, I started gaining the weight back, as I wasn’t training and I was also comfort eating, I was in pain, I couldn’t even work! I was ok walking and lying down but sitting was just so painful and long days at work were really holding up my recovery, so I was eventually put on half days by the doctor to help speed up my recovery. I already found my job boring, stressful and mentally painful and now it was actually physically painful, I thought how can I possibly do this for the next 30 years when I can’t even make it past lunch time?
But then I had so much time on my hands and for the first time in over 10 years, I thought ‘oh I actually have time to study something’ and in that moment of realization, my life totally changed.
It took a long time to even to get back into any kind of sport and to even begin basic Pilates with the physio took about 4.5 months, I was scared I would hurt myself again, and frustrated by my lack of fitness and stamina. Even after 8 months I was scared to take a long-haul flight, as it involved so much sitting.
I truly believe if the universe hadn’t literally stopped me in my tracks when it did, I would still be in a job I hated, that was killing me mentally and physically. Remember everything happens for a reason and we always have to look for the positives and find what we can learn from every situation.
My back injury is now just a story, it’s no longer something that makes me sad, scared or is an excuse for for not doing things, it has shown me that no matter what is thrown at me I can overcome it and come out of the other side better and stronger.
Don’t wait for a massive wake up call!! Let my story be a lesson.. as Oprah says the Universe speaks to us in whispers…listen to them….don’t wait until you hit a brick wall- literally- or a giant wave!
What is the Universe whispering to you?
Luckily today my life is dramatically different, I can’t even bare to think about that girl who might still be dragging her ass into a job she hated every day and taking a deep breath to prep herself before she got into the lift!
Today it’s Monday and I’m sitting in the stunning Turks and Caicos islands in massive gratitude about how my life has changed!
Where will you be in 2 years? It’s amazing right? Yes it is and it’s available for you too!
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P.S. Listen to the whispers…. x