The Calm Before the Store – Per Nilsson

  A little summer update from Sweden: Since my last guest post I have turned 25; I celebrated it with close friends and dinner and drinks in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, where my work is located (550 km from where I live atm). I went there by train on my own (pushed myself and … Continue reading The Calm Before the Store – Per Nilsson

The New Role

When I started my return to work journey last year, I had no clue where it would take me. First, I started with a placement for 8 weeks, and then the company I work for created a position for me to return to work full-time.   At the time of my placement, the office had … Continue reading The New Role

WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU

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. … Continue reading WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

It’s been four years since I had my stroke. If there is one thing I have realized, it is that I am truly blessed. I was at the right place at the right time when all my signs and symptoms started to surface. I ended up at a great hospital and in good hands.   … Continue reading COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

ALWAYS TRY

If there is one thing I can recommend to anyone on the road to recovery, it is this: don’t be afraid to try. It is better to try and fail than to fail to try. Always be willing to explore your options and leave no stone unturned. The concept of no risk, no reward is … Continue reading ALWAYS TRY

MAKE EVERY DAY COUNT

Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day; if you take advantage of the time you have you will end up making it count towards your progress, be it in recovery or life in general.   Even though it takes me a little longer than the average person to complete certain tasks, I still … Continue reading MAKE EVERY DAY COUNT

A Lesson In Healing, Part 2

I have written several versions of this blog in my head and procrastinated on writing the second half of my story. This is where I get vulnerable. This is where the real shit comes out. The shit that has been buried underneath layer after layer of protection. The proverbial “good” and “bad” of my story … Continue reading A Lesson In Healing, Part 2