This will not define me. This will not define me. These words kept running through my head. Those, and---"What the heck just happened???" And---"Holy Mac!--- Is this really happening to me?!?" I was coming to realize my life had just taken a big ole turn, an exit really, off the path of "normal". It was 10 years ago, the late summer of 2010. I was alone in a dark and quiet hospital room. I literally could not see straight. I could not sign my own name. And my legs would not d
We all have a story.
My story happens to include a chapter about a small clot blocking a blood vessel in my brain stem.
Well- really the actual event was more like a paragraph but the reverberations of it have continued to unfold and be felt in my life.
The week of July 17th, 2010 a dear friend and I were talking. I remember saying to her,
"Jen, I feel like I have a paper bag on my head. I just feel like there is another way to be, to think. I just need to tweak the w