Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Back at It

It's been awhile since I blogged, but my counselor told me it was essential for personal recovery.

Finding yourself therapy.

I guess to reshape myself, both intellectually AND physically.
 
Not to mention it's phenomenal mental therapy.  I used to think mental therapy was irrelevant n insignificant, but lately I have retracted that statement. Especially after everyone comments on how I don't even seem like I have a brain injury.

Quite the conundrum! What's more, I FEEL smarter now. More in touch with my intellectual side.
I was kinda nerdy growing up, not bad.  Just a little, lol. 
From what I hear though, nerds in school make more money!
The grass isn't ALWAYS greener on the other side.
 
One Love,
Trav

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The 4th

The 4th of July is a time of year which stimulates a myriad of party invitations, so enjoy yourselves. Have a blast! Please, please, please don't drink and drive though!

I'm not saying don't drink, just PLEASE don't drink AND drive.
Call a friend, family member, or someone else SOBER.
Nobody cares.
Be safe.

Sure it's very enticing, that intoxicating drive home filled with an uncoordinated stupor, loud music, and a galore of distractions.
Friends.
Bright lights.
Even at 2AM, while there's not a car on the road, you NEVER see the cop parked behind Shipleys until those red and blue lights are flashing in your rear view. 


Even IF you never get pulled over, your life can take a nosedive into turmoil.  Trust me.


I fell FACE FIRST into a malignant affair.

One Love,
Trav

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Illuminating

First they told mom and dad that I would be completely blind in my right eye (mom had decided I could really rock an eye patch though).  Then they forcibly pressed that walking EVER again was impossible.  While I don't see 20/20, I must admit the wreck definitely did affect my vision significantly.  But I'm pretty sure I saw the chair, as I walked into this room before I sat down. 

While I do thank the doctors for their stupendous jaw dropping work, I mostly extol the Lord for my incredible recovery. 

Back I don't know, I reckon five years ago, I didn't have a book idea AT ALL.

Now, I'd reckon I have around three to five book ideas, ON TOP of the current book Dr. Linam and I are stringently working on. 
 
I was HORRIBLY confused and RADICALLY misled.  Praise be to God for illuminating the correct path. 

One Love,
Trav
 
 

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Summer Message

Summer, once again, has reared its' suntanned face.  But in reality albeit a pretty color filled face, it is also the ugliest, grief stricken time of the year for me. I was involved in my death defying accident in the summer - July 25, 2010, to be exact.

Lots of summer parties are clawing at each other for your attention.
So please, please be careful.
It can save your life.
I'm not even saying don't drink.
Just please don't drink AND drive.

I can't even begin to guess how many nights, my roommate and I were BOTH drunker than a skunk, then drove home.
I learned the hard way that ALL it takes is once.
Call someone.
Please.

Be safe.
Do you wanna die?
If not death, a horrible uphill struggle.
Every single day is hard for me. 

Be smart.

One Love,
Trav

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Business Opportunity

http://www.gofundme.com/5nux1c

Presently, I can't give the details concerning this job  because I don't want anyone to steal this astronomical idea. It's to fund me, to get licensed to help you guys save hundreds.
One that I have already calculated will save over 400$ annually. Can you even imagine how staggering that figure would be?
That's a vacation!
If not more.

This job will be a safe environment for me, being since I can't walk with full stability yet, much less drive ANYWHERE.
From Manager of a restaurant to this helpless state, good trade off yes?
HA, no.

This job will offer you a substantial foothold in our diminishing economy.
I can't promise you an extra 400$, but I can promise a sizeable chunk of money.
My birthday is January 5, please help me achieve one of my dreams by then. Please.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Make it a Happy New Year!

Lots of parties and social gatherings tonight,
BE safe!
I'm not even saying don't drink.
Knock yourself out.
But PLEASE don't drink and drive.
 
This is NOT fun AT ALL.
It only takes one time. 
I had done it hundreds of times before.
But just one night
Got me a lifetime of frustration and hardships.
Don't risk it.
 
Have a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Please Pray

 
Yet ANOTHER swallow test scheduled for this Thursday.

Last week, even though I knew I might not like my answer (I really can't remember the last circumstance that I faced and questioned in recent years where I liked my answer), Haha 'twas a pretty intricately laced sentence I just wrote. Anyways, I asked "Will I have a feeding tube forever?" My speech therapist has always been pretty straightforward with me, not negative but more realistic. I shouldn't even be alive presently. I am, thank God for that. She responded: "Í can't answer that honestly without seeing the results from your next swallow study."

So please, please pray for good results. Pray again, if need be. I would like to model underwear someday, but that's not possible with a feeding tube. HA HA!  I'm really worried about this test on Thursday.  It takes literally two seconds to pray. 

"God please help Superman eat!"   Period.

Prayer works. I'm a living testament to that.