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On November 5th 2010, I suffered a near fatal ruptured brain aneurysm.

Over the last few years I’ve learnt a lot about myself. About my limits, what I am capable of and what I can overcome. I have since survived serious brain injury, I have lost my job, been unemployed for over 6 months, started my own business, and have purchased my third home in Sydney. All of this would not be possible without the power of positive thinking. I know you’ve heard it before - trust me so have I. Pre-aneurysm I was always so skeptical and negative about life. You go about your day, you’re handed what you get and tomorrow comes.

But what if tomorrow wasn’t promised? How would you live your today?

If I can give you one piece of advice it would be to DO IT NOW. Use the fine china, wear the pretty dress, show off the expensive Jewellery. None of this “I’ll wait for a special occasion.” Enjoy it now!

It’s funny how life throws you a curve ball. It’s all about how you react to it – how will this moment define you? Your self-worth is the only worth you should be measured on. Believe that you have the power to change your fate - whatever it may be. Yes I’ve had it rough, but everything happens for a reason. After suffering a ruptured aneurysm and ultimately surviving it - I am in the best place I have ever been. So I thank my lucky stars I was able to go through such hardship to only come out on top.

Since my aneurysm I have been left single sided deaf, I stutter and slur when I’m nervous or tired, I have no equilibrium and often stumble. My short term memory is bad, my emotions are still a ticking time bomb but I am still alive. Remember you can achieve anything you want to. Even after a close call with death, I’ve never been so close to complete happiness. 

I look forward to sharing journeys.
 

x LR

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