Sweet life – very sweet

The weekend is working out well for me. I’m resting, and I’m also getting a lot of things done… one at a time. Without rushing and without making myself nuts.

I’ve got things pretty well planned out, so I can take them one step at a time, getting it all done in a systematic and calm manner.

I’ve also had time to kick back and relax and look at the big picture of my life… where I want to be in the next six months, the next year, and beyond. What kind of life i want. Where I would like to improve, and where I want to keep steady.

I’m feeling really positive, these days. Better than I have in the past few months. There’s a chance I’ll be able to connect with a neurologist who can help me with these headaches and all the other stuff that goes on with me.

It’s not horrific, but if I could get a little help dealing with my physical symptoms (which all exacerbate my thinking and behavioral issues), it might be nice.

Anyway, it’s a beautiful day, and I know a back road that has my name on it. Time for a nice long walk.


Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

2 thoughts on “Sweet life – very sweet”

  1. I hope you find solutions to your physical symptoms too. We seek that for our daughter, so going you will blog not only what works, but what hasn’t.

    The school refuses to acknowledge that the physical symptoms are difficult for her since she makes such good grades. It is not about the grades to us, but about getting rid of the daily headaches, being able to be free from sunglasses indoors which limits social interactions, having her not cringe when there is more than one conversation occurring, having her not turn away from the speaker when the pace of conversation is too rapid. What can cause physical pain does not seem apparent to others and is often a private battle.

    Thank you for sharing your progress, inspiration and even the challenges.


  2. You’re welcome. I’m sorry to hear about your daughter’s issues. Many, many people struggle with similar situations — hidden disabilities are so very common, and people are beginning to speak out about them. It’s just not easy. I wish there were training materials for educators. Perhaps there are, but other than Project LearnNet, I’m not aware of them. Best of luck – hang in there.


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