Successfully completed attendance at my first Brain Injury Summit sponsored by Craig Hospital. As a TBI survivor, it was a challenge for me to travel alone. Drive up the mountain, find my hotel, find the conference hotel, meet people, chat and network. Learned a lot on newest research for TBI recovery and am looking forward to incorporating the information into sessions for my clients. Also met some wonderful people who I hope to collaborate with this season.
It is always good to challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone. For TBI survivors – push yourself a bit every week. Do something different or even by yourself for a change. Then, when you recognize that your processing is slowing down, take care of yourself. For me that meant that when I woke up Wednesday morning with a massive headache, my intuition said “get down off the mountain and out of the altitude.” I listened and made it home, driving through a snow storm. But the entire trip was a great experience. In closing, remember to challenge yourself. It is OK to be uncomfortable. You survived a TBI. You can survive being a bit uncomfortable.