As I like to think I live an active life I wonder what do others think? I will describe what keeps me busy these days just in September. Starting from the first day of school I have taught throughout northeast Wisconsin 17 of the 22 school days. Granted a few of those had been half but mostly are full days where I had to dress professionally, prepare a lunch, and travel to nearby schools and also using my GPS into two new school districts solely by myself. I still continuously every other day bait my deer stand and even hunted three times. I still ride my bicycle three times per week and average 25 to 60 miles. I still prepare most not if all of my of meals. I do all of my grocery shopping and pay my bills. My bills are car insurance, cell phone, and medical issues. I still play catch every single day if not twice with my dogs. I still feed them twice a day. I still clean my CPAP every week. I still brush my teeth after every meal. There maybe a few things that are escaping my mind but for the most part I accurately describe most of my activities.
I do not want my readers to get the perception that I am this arrogant guy whom only thinks of himself because as I am doing my things I wonder how people perceive me. I have received my various gazes, grotesque, and quickly or ignoring look aways. I think those same individuals may think that what I am doing is wrong, inappropriate, or even putrid. I mean I try everyday to live it with a purpose. Maybe it is trying to inspire or give someone hope.
What I am saying sounds stupendous does it? I just want others to realize that I too am human that has a brain injury. I am trying my best EVERYDAY! So to the people who criticize and try to cut me down. I not only hope but pray that you will someday know my pain, suffering, and difficulties. Until that day comes; PLEASE JUST BACK OFF!
Not only do I do all those things listed above but I give hope or whatever it is everyday to others. Do you think the students who see my injury wonder if I am faking? I hope not; what I do wish from him or her is to see that hard work does go a long way.
What do you think?| Any questions you may have for me? Is there anything you might wonder?