For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Aquo. I’m outgoing, impulsive and straight down the line – most of the time. I’ve decided to take the plunge and start writing a blog, I feel as if my brain is at the stage that I need to start challenging it more. I had a horrific quad bike accident on 14th September 2013, maybe you saw me on the news, in the papers, or maybe you were following Aquo’s Page on facebook. I would love to be a support system for others that have similar struggles to me, or those that are going through a hard time that need a bit of respite.
I’m not worried who does or doesn’t read my blog, I’m doing this for me! I’ve always been quite an outgoing soul, even before my accident. It’s just now my impulse has been cranked up by like a million, and it makes me do things without giving me a chance to process what’s going on. I would say what I want when I want and seemed to get away with a lot! – not necessarily a good thing. I completely lost my filter when I had my accident, I pretty much spoke like a crack whore at a truck stop trying to pick up trucker…. It was badddddd!
Fast forward five odd years and my speech & language skills have developed in leaps and bounds. My behavior has advanced in leaps and bounds – because I had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of my accident, it took me back to being like a 12 year old child. My speech, my behavior – everything. It was hell to say the least.
Throughout this journey my family and I lost the support of our extended family and most of our friends, personally & collectively. I guess they just couldn’t deal with the dramatic changes that were happening at the time, depression, anger, you name it. Thank you to these people, you have taught the six of us to be better people, and you have showed us how strong we really are. We are now the closest we have ever been, it’s an amazing feeling.
I personally have lost 75% of the people I called ‘friends’ before my accident and I’ve come to realise that that’s ok. I have rebuilt myself up and I’m now a better person than I was before, I’m stronger both mentally and physically and I’m a hell of a lot more successful. I’m so much more mature now, and thinking about it, the people I did call friends before my accident, I wouldn’t have anything in common with now.
In this blog I’m going to write about anything and everything. My journey and what I’ve been through, things I have found to help me be a better person, a nicer person and a person who is no longer angry at absolutely everything. I will also touch on the health & wellbeing inspiration that has helped me build myself up to the person I am today, and pretty much anything else that is important to me.
I’m planning to add a new post every week, life depending. If you choose to follow me and a post catches your attention, please, please drop a comment, I’m not going to hide behind my blog. I want to be involved with the people, the community. On the main page you can also sign up to recieve updates on my blog.
“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn.
Help me to make this adventure great!