I was sitting in front of my computer taking care of some finance things, some facebook things, some writing things, oh and making sure I get enough caffeine so I can function and not fall asleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.
Seriously, while I’m doing this, I’m watching Olympics on my second computer s\creen and they have a special going about Brianna Scurry - former goalie of the US Women’s National Soccer who suffered a traumatic brain injury during her playing career when a player from the other team’s knee collided with her head. It hurts just to think about it.
As she’s recovering, she said something that struck me…
“I Have to Make This Mean Something.”
We’re all dealing with “something” and it has changed our lives.
We’re all dealing with “something” that has, in many ways, made us different than we were before.
I know I am.
Some of it is good – and some of it is not so good.
Some of it makes us better, deeper, and more profound people.
Some of it makes us have to work hard, often very hard, to be able to overcome the obstacles that this 3 letter nuisance puts in our ways.
That brings up some questions in my mind. I’d love to hear y’all’s wisdom about it…
When you hear the statement, “I have to make this mean something” what does that “something” mean to you?
How can we as a group “mean something” for the larger AVM population?
How can we help each other, in an organized and well structured way that maximizes the impact?
How can we “mean something” when there are days where seeing straight, hearing and even just plain getting out of bed are difficult?
I’d love to hear your thoughts, all of you, all of us…
For the record, I believe that the goal of this site, helping others not feel all alone, is in itself completely and totally meaning something and completely worthwhile…