Ten months ago I decided I wanted people to read what I was writing, so I started a blog. I thought I would only write a few times a month, and just so people close to me could read it, I didn’t think anyone else would be interested. But people were interested, so I kept writing, I kept posting and sharing. Now, every time I get an email from Word Press that my stats are booming or that some one else want’s to follow my blog, it gets even harder to understand and believe. It’s difficult and feels unreal, but it makes me very happy.
As I post something, I’m already thinking about what to write next, and what you guys will think. I love to write, but it’s a different feeling when you write something just for you and when it’s something you share for other people to read. I have to think about how to say what I’m thinking, I have to organize my thoughts and that has been very therapeutic after my TBI. Having to think about it and organize my thoughts takes me longer, but the challenge makes it more exciting. This project has really helped me share my thoughts and let other people learn from me what I have been through, and what a TBI or concussion does to you. How I changed somethings but I’m still here and I’m still me.
The writer is still here, and I think more fierce than ever. After I started this blog, I wanted to write more and share more thoughts. I always want to keep writing and posting, and this is because of you, my readers. I see things and think, I should write about this, and I want to thank all of you, for reading, following, commenting, sharing and talking about it. It makes me feel so happy that all of you take some time to read what I write and that you want to keep reading. When you tell me that you read it and that you like it, I feel like an author and journalist. Thank you so much!
2015 was only the beginning of Unstoppable Maria, 2016 will have more stories, more memories, and hopefully more enthusiastic readers, just like you guys. If you want to give me ideas, any picture or photo are welcome to. Also, all older posts are available to read if you would like to take a look back at this year’s posts and the beginning of Unstoppable Maria
2015 not only gave me the chance and the bravery to start a blog make it public and communicate with people through my writing, but also to become a student again and begin my graduate studies. It wasn’t always easy but I got to meet new and interesting people and I complete my first class since the accident. I saw that I have come a long way in three years and I can be a student again. Although I still have a long way to go to complete my degree, I’m not afraid anymore, I can do this!
However, this year did have more than a few sad and difficult moments, but I believe these are the moments that make us stronger, not only as a person put as a community, society and world. I have a feeling we will all be able to overcome this.
2016, get ready because I’m coming strong! I’m writing, I’m a student again, I want a job and I’m 8 months seizure free. 4 months to go to make it a year!
Thank you to each and every one of you, stay positive and may good and new things come to all of you in the new year! Leave the bad in the past and bring the good along for the ride in the new year. I hope you all have a good end of 2015 and a great 2016!