Spent the day writing, yesterday

Didn't write quite this much, but by the end of the day, it felt like it.
Didn’t write quite this much, but by the end of the day, it felt like it.

And I did a basic “brain dump” of what I feel is the most important information to pass along about the Top 10 Things I Wish They’d Told Me About Concussion(s). I basically wrote a short book – an eBook, really. I’m not sure if I’m going to make a print version. Maybe I will. With space for notes.

It felt good to spend the day just writing. It’s been a long time since I last did that. I had to take care of a couple of things in the afternoon, but I put in some good time, and I’m happy with the result. I’m posting the chapters, one by one, and I’ll post a link to the book when I’m satisfied with it.

The main thing I did, which was important, was actually finishing the work before I walked away. I have a bad habit of diving into something, then getting tired and getting distracted and walking away… never to return.

I did NOT want to do that, this time, so I just stuck with it. I tuckered myself out, but good. But it was worth it.

This is the new way I am doing things, now. I have less time available to me, so I have to make choices. And I know that if I walk away from something, I might never come back. So…

I’ll have a number of different options for people to buy. I’ll put it on Amazon, and I’ll also post it with Lulu and Kindle and other places, so people can get to it. Also, I’ll offer a couple of different prices for folks who want to support the blog. And of course I’ll have a PDF and an ePub version that people can download for free, if they are really short on money.

I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to have to choose between food and non-negotiable necessities like rent and medicine. And people with TBI frequently have to make exactly those choices.

So, there it is, my work for the weekend. It was a busy one, but it was good. I’m settling in at my job and getting used to my new routine.

It’s all good.

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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.

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