My first Blog

My First Blog

09/07/2015

This is my very first blog. EVER!!

I have been dreaming about it and writing it in my mind for the past several months. There is so much I want to say, so much I want to ask, and so much I want to share. Because of this I realize I need to keep calm and take it one step at a time, day by day, as I work through the steps to reach my goals for Inspiration Hub. It begins with me sharing a few details of one of the most unique things that ever happened to me.

On September 7, 1997 I had a skydiving accident.  I fell 3,200 feet and hit the ground at 90km an hour.

I broke both my femurs (completely cracked in two), with the right femur being a compound fracture (my right thigh bone broke through my muscles and skin, it was embedded 9 cm into the ground. Yes through the dirt).  I chipped a vertebrae, punctured my right lung, broke several ribs, had a concussion, and received several stiches in my chin where the helmet strap broke the skin.

I am so blessed to have incredible people in my life as they are the reason I am alive,  walking, and living this wonderful adventure that is my life. I have a huge family who is always there for me and one another.  Incredible friends, an amazing sister who along with her daughters and son I could never live without. An amazing husband that puts up with me, inspires me, and supports and motivates me to reach for my goals every day. And most importantly, the worlds best mother!!!!  What I am in life, I am because of her.  I am who I am because she has more strength than anyone I know.  Without these people I never would have recovered or be where I am today.

I am often asked, “Why did you do it? How could you jump”

I did it because it was something I wanted to do for a really long time. It was my friend’s birthday and this is what we were doing to celebrate. I was the instigator and take full responsibility for my actions.

I wish I could tell you how I got the courage to jump but I actually do not remember jumping from the plane.  But I sure do remember falling…………

Over the next few blog posts I plan on sharing with you details leading up to the fall, what it felt like to fall, the video of me falling and what the first few months in the hospital were like for me.

I will also be profiling people who inspire me.

Please come back again and read more as one blog and a home page is not nearly enough space for me to showcase Inspiration Hub.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself”

George Bernard Shaw

Life is about CREATING yourself

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3 Responses

  1. carol.murray@live.ca says:

    Francine Berry
    09/10/2015 7:31pm
    OMG Carol… My heart is racing and I am mortified by the start of this re telling of these events …. I am so mortified by these conditions … 💗 I’ll be waiting for #3 blog now. 😘

    Carol
    09/10/2015 7:42pm
    thanks Francine! I laugh when I look back but it all seemed normal at the time. When I tell my story I have a 4 min fast version…most very close to me has heard these pieces here and there but never like this. I am totally fine (emotionally) with what happened but writing in such an honest and transparent way has opened up something inside me and a self confidence I did not know was there! Next up – start promoting myself to businesses and school to speak about motivation but most importantly, risks and consequences!

    Rayonie
    09/11/2015 3:30am
    Carol, you are so brave to share this with us. I can’t imagine the emotions it brings back for you. While we all know the tragic outcome, I am still looking forward to your next update.

    Shannon Lever
    09/11/2015 3:32am
    Thanks for sharing Carol, it’s an amazing story!

    Danielle Schneeweis
    09/12/2015 12:50pm
    Great job Carol!

    Your inspiration will be a true gift to others.

    Love your Blog

  2. Jenny Tighe says:

    Carol, you write so beautifully. I’m looking forward to reading your story. I agree that your mother is one of the strongest people around. I always admired her for her strength. You obviously have her strength to write this blog and get through the difficult accident that happened to you. I think in our society, we are afraid to ask questions or challenge things that don’t seem right. I wish I had listened to my instincts sometimes. If it doesn’t feel right, then it probably isn’t. Good luck and I am looking forward to reading the rest of your story.

  3. Jill says:

    You are truly an inspiration Carol. I can’t imagine what you have gone through…but appreciate you sharing your story. #4 is going to be heartbreaking to read about all your trauma but can’t wait for you to tell us your story. Wish u all the best with your future endeavours:)

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