If someone were to ask you where you see yourself in 5 years, would you have an answer? How about 10 years? More than likely, the answer is no. The reasoning could be that you’re completely confined to your current situation or have limitless paths to follow and no idea which decision to make, each are equally terrifying. Either way, you more than likely wish for growth in various areas such as family, financial, career, personal growth, spiritual, etc. Now, I know there are some who are completely content with their current lives, and that’s okay. If that is you, then you’re either extremely blessed or easily satisfied. I however, am not one of those people. I have a desire, a “thirst”, if you will, for an incredible life. A lot of people would probably be content if they were in my shoes. By the age of 23 I have obtained a college degree, successfully launched and maintained my own business, and earned a hard fought professional
The Silver Lining: The Situation That Changed Who I am.
As most of you know, I discontinued my competition prep this past fall. The reasons being stress, and an injury I needed to heal. These were both legitimate reasons, however, the latter has caused me, and is still causing me more trouble than anything I have ever experienced. However, despite how horrible my situation may have been/ still is, it has transformed me for the better.
I have had problems with a hip injury since its onset during a workout session in early January of 2013. It came in a series of sporadic periods. During its first arise, it healed fairly quickly with the aid of a local chiropractor, rest, and a ton of stretching. However, the second occurrence didn’t go so smoothly. It was only after 6 weeks of physical therapy, and very low intensity weight training that the symptoms subsided. I was relieved that I had rid myself of the injury once again, however, I still did not know what type of injury was actually causing the pain. If you believe you have a serious injury, do not simply rest it. Get it checked out, and thoroughly at that. That doesn’t mean see a doctor who twists your arms and legs around while asking what’s wrong, and then sending you on your way. When I say to find out what’s wrong, I mean MRI testing, x-rays, and/or whatever it takes to get a solid diagnosis from a qualified practitioner. In fact, I would strongly suggest getting multiple opinions. I waited far too long to do this, and now I am paying for it big time.
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