Friday, March 6, 2015

Desire

A person can only go as far as he/she desires. Obviously there are things that occur that are beyond our sphere of control; but an effort for change has to be made if change is desired. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” Napolean Hill succinctly encapsulates exactly what I am trying to express with his quote. The desire for change has to be greater than the desire to stay the same. I interpret the desire to be the same as a desire to do nothing. I see every day as a new day to achieve. People are different; I enjoy waking up at 5:30 in the morning and beginning my day. My brother who I adore has a completely different desire. If on a vacation he much prefers to sleep in and then do nothing. Now that he has children his wife has them on a schedule to have the children experience as many things as possible. I do not have children, yet I enjoy taking a proactive approach to my days.

I am always trying to plan out my days and I prefer to find a gym if I am on vacation. My desire to always be doing something is far greater than my desire to do nothing. Following a brain injury there are always two options; a person can be content not desiring to do anything or a person can desire to push themselves and to get back as much of his/her normal life as possible. My desire is to work daily, yet my migraines are a bit of a hindrance. I have accepted that some weeks are better than others and especially when my Botox is wearing off, there is always about five days of pain. I try to talk myself through and continue to go to the gym to try and alleviate my headaches. I do greatly enjoy that I am in contact with so many survivors who can hopefully understand migraines resulting from a brain injury. In all actuality, migraines are migraines; many people experience them who have never had a TBI. I have found that while they are not universal to every TBI survivor, there are a great many of people who have suffered TBIs who do experience them at some point in their recovery. I would be so interested in hearing who is familiar with migraines after his/her injury and also anyone who has utilized Botox injections to help and combat his/her headaches. I thank you very much for reading and I look forward to reading any responses that you may have.

~Noelle

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