What my crutches taught me
This weekend I twisted my knee by making an unfortunate move. So I have been walking around on crutches these past few days. And literally limping through life. I apparently needed to pace myself. And although I don’t want to seek too much behind it, this course of events has also provided me with some valuable lessons which I want to share with you.
Be thankful for your body
Normally I am the kind of person who runs around, taking the stairs two flights at a time. Being confronted with this knee injury, I came to realise how much I have been taking this for granted. I also realised that, because I am in pretty good shape, my recovery will be faster. Another thing to be thankful for.
Dare to ask for help
When in trouble, it is great to see you can always rely on family and friends. I am very grateful for all the support I have received. My dad picking me up and lending me my trusty crutches. Friends who help out doing the groceries. So I realised again: you don’t have to do everything alone. I must admit I highly value my independence, but in situations like these it feels great to fall back on others. You can’t be a superhero all the time.
Make the best of it!
Although it is not what I had hoped for — accidents are not often part of the plan — I take on an optimistic outlook and make the best of the situation. I need to slow down. Literally. So I am using this time for thinking. To evaluate. To review how far I’ve come and to adjust the masterplans. And remember: although we can’t always influence what happens to us, we always have a choice.