I used to play a lot of sports and had a very active lifestyle. The first goal in my recovery was to get back on my feet. It was important to me to be mobile. I did not want to depend on anyone to get from point A to point B.
Everyone has different priorities. From the beginning of my recovery I have focused more on being up on my feet. Balance and agility are important to me because I want to be able to play soccer again and run around. Some people might not see that as an important thing, but it is to me. I work on what’s important for me because at the end of the day no one is in my shoes. No one is going to do it for me, but me.
As I started to set my goals at the beginning of my recovery, I had to identify what was important to me before setting benchmarks for every level I wanted to reach. This helped me identify what I was willing to sacrifice to reach my goals even if it was difficult at the beginning. I just had faith and moved forward. It is a simple start to do what is necessary, then do what is possible, and then suddenly you are doing the impossible. In my recovery, I don’t think about what I can’t do, I just do what I can and what’s important to me.