What Changes Have You Experienced Since Your Brain Injury?
Depending on where you are on your journey will change how you think about it.
A brain injury can leave us feeling very unsure about our thoughts and feelings; however, in the earlier stages, we may be oblivious to these doubts because of changes in how we can observe ourselves.
Alterations to our self-awareness will make us see things differently to how we saw them before, and while others can see this, we can’t.
Sometimes the only way forwards is to bite the bullet and go for it. We won’t publish anything we think you might want to adjust. When we proofread, we will offer feedback, encouragement and support – we have your back!
When you write your story, it can help to think about the things you have experienced, how you used to feel about everything and compare that to how you feel now.
For example, you may have felt a lot of anger and resentment about the trauma you went through but have later realised that you are a much stronger person because of it.
Sharing the way we have changed can give other people hope; it might remind them of how they would have handled something differently before their injury and spark some self-awareness.
As you write, it is best to let it flow and let it happen rather than trying to think about what you want to achieve. So, we tell the tale because it is what happened – not because we want to create an effect (that is for screenwriters!).
If you are still in the early stages of your recovery, you might feel that you don’t have any comparisons to make. We would expect that. Your story will be extraordinary because your experiences are unique to you, and this is what we are looking for – your ‘personal perspective.’
If you need any help or have finished your story, get in touch, and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.