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