“It’s been a long time I shouldn’t have left you, without a strong rhyme to step to.”- Rakim 1987
Hello friends I know I have been away for a long time. But; I am back! I looked back and seen that my last post was in 2013. School really was hectic that year and the course load almost burned me out.
Then in the holiday time of 2013 I got hurt. I strained my groin in an area that was a main junction for all the nerves that travel down my leg. This pain had me practically crippled and homebound for three months. I was trapped in my third floor apartment and on crutches. Talk about cabin fever! I went through a period of despair and stress from being stuck during that time. To add to this the medication I was taking had me feeling depressed as well. Thankfully with the help of family; especially my mother I was able to get food and other things done. December 2013 was a dark month for me.
January rolled in and I started to recover. First with a cane I was able to hobble around and got to get some cold winter air. I can say that this was a time for reflection on my life and what I AM I REALLY DOING?
February came I was slowly walking with a limp (no cane). This gave me the time to slowly build up my strength and work on my mind as well. I listened to a lot of personal development seminars and lectures on how to change and grow. This time I really enjoyed as I got to see what makes me tick good and bad. I also started doing Yoga to help build my body back.
During March I started to go back to the gym and worked myself back in my usual routine. Each week I pushed myself a little harder added more to see what and how I stood. This is how I recovered. I mentioned before about Arete, which means excellence in ALL things that you do. This has been my driving force since my injury.
Fast forward to the Summer and I am back! Not in school but considering a new major for my success.
Finally I wanted to share a few thoughts and ideas some are common truths but need to be reiterated.
- Family will always be there for you.
- Never be to proud to ask for help.
- It’s amazing how your body can heal itself along with your mind.
- Sometimes life can screw your plans up; then you have to adapt and reassert yourself.
- Feeling sorry for yourself wastes time and energy.
- Yoga heals!
Thanks for reading!