It’s been about 10 months since I almost died. I remember waking up in a hospital completely hating who I was. I never would have dreamed life would turn out this way.
I made a promise to myself during the hospital stay, life would never be the same again. I didn’t know it it the time but, I was more right than I ever had been before. Coming that close to dying can severly alter the way you see life. Instead of always seeing the darkness in the light, you begin to see the light in the darkness.
I knew right then that nothing could or would stop me. So far I have made good on that promise. I was asked to be a part of two different film projects. Then a third one came around. I’m still amazed that I’ve gotten to do things that many people have dreamed about but so few have done.
Always say that life has a funny way of working out. Just think about it, a year ago I was a mess, and now I’m in a place where I can say I’m happy. I write all the time, work with amazing people and just enjoy life in general.
I have found that the best remedy for depression and/or anger problems is activity. I don’t just mean physical either. You have to keep your mind at its best too. Everytime I even Think about being angry or depressed, I jump on my bike and ride it out. I can’t een begin to explain how it feels to ride down the street hauling ass. It’s the time when I truly feel free.
I guess it really comes down to changing your attitude. Learning to live again isn’t easy, but it can be done.