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Four years ago today I underwent emergency brain surgery. This will forever be a day to celebrate because although it was traumatic, it changed my life for the better and I am so grateful. Prior to surgery I was in a hamster wheel. Same sh*t, different day. I was going through the motions. I did not like my job, I could not figure out my purpose, I lacked passion. I felt like the world was against me and my thought process was “of course bad things would happen to me.” 🤦🏼♀️ I focused on all my problems all the time rather than the many blessings I had.
When I woke up from surgery on August 20, 2015, I realized life is happening FOR me. My whole life changed in that moment, my mindset shifted and I can honestly say that experience saved my life. I LIVE A LIFE I LOVE NOW. I FEEL ALIVE. And it’s not because any circumstances outside of me have drastically changed, but because my mindset has changed. In @indie_lee words, I have now become an active participant in my life and it feels so fulfilling. I find the good in otherwise unfortunate situations, I see the light and want to share it with others.
Sure, I have bad days and I get a bad attitude once in a while, I am human, but those days are much less and now when that does happen, I have the tools to work through it. I am seriously just so damn thankful everyday for everything I have - and THAT is what has created such a beautiful life. My physical body is healing, but my mind has made the most progress and change.
And four years later I’m back in NYC 🙌🏻💓 To celebrate this year, I am hosting a charity ride next Monday at Soul Cycle in Tribeca to raise money for @bravemindsproject. NEW YORKERS - I’d love to celebrate LIFE with you and raise money for those who are faced with brain surgery and brain conditions. Support and community is EVERYTHING! LINK IN BIO to sign up!
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