I often feel like I have no voice.
When I can’t seem to get a word in edge wise
When other just do something for me
When I make a decision but someone wants something else
When others decide they know how I feel
When I feel under appreciated.
There are several times that we may encounter this and it is for the most part happening truthfully.
Well with a brain injury this happens more than you may think.
When I am in a crowd others just speak for me because they assume I can’t be heard. Ok I may not be heard but I don’t know until I try.
When getting out of the house with people they give me some suggestions and I decide something that will probably work better for me then. Then they decide to do something different. I’m not complaining but why did you ask me to decide?
When I work my butt off and probably get a lot more done than most to accuse me of performing negatively. Boy would they love to know I have physical proof of documents being changed in a negative way. Isn’t that against the law?
There are always people with a glorified attitude that is all about them. They think they know, but do they always?
When I come to these points in time I have to step back and just shut up. For the first few months I’m sure I had no voice and I’m very thankful for what decisions were made for me and about me.
But then there were the weeks, months, and years after.
I learned to walk again because I wanted to.
I learned to eat and dress myself because I wanted to.
I went back to school because I wanted to. I earned my Associates, Bachelors, and Masters in Forensic Accounting with near perfect GPA’s.
I relearned how to drive because I wanted to.
I got a job because I wanted to.
I took up paracycling because I wanted to.
Did you notice that all of these ended in “Because I wanted to”?
Put your mind to it and you can achieve it. Life is not perfect so why should you be?