I've been preparing to bring you a post titled "A Year Ago Today" to recap my struggle with shingles, nerve damage, and share how far I've come. I realize, each time I start to write, that although I desperately need to look at those days, I really don't want to. I need to, though, because I need to prove to myself that life DID get better. I am not stuck in a rut, though I still cry on pretty much a daily basis because of the things I can't do. Above all, though, I need to look at those posts to show myself that I am as strong as people give me credit for.
Since that initial post, and the ones that follow it, are going to be hard, I decided to bring you some fun ones looking back as well. I've come to realize that in many ways I am grieving, and that is okay. It is perfectly normal to be sad when a goal is out of reach- at least for the moment. I'll get where I want to be again one day. It's just going to take A LOT longer to get there than I had hoped.
A year ago today I posted Day 10 in a 30 Day Photo Challenge: The person I do the most things with. This is one of my favorite posts because it shows a time I was so positive and excited about life. I was looking forward to all the new experiences that would be coming my way. Fortunately I've been able to take part in many of the events I thought for awhile I would miss out on. For that I should be, and am, grateful.