Possibly my favourite photo of 2019! Believe it or not, I didn’t think I was going to be able to walk like a normal person by now. I was struggling to walk just earlier this year. I was limping with pain and occasionally couldn’t get out of bed and go to work (I still had a full time job back then). I remember I’d leave a text message for my manager at 1-2 in the morning, telling her that I didn’t think I’d make it to work. When I signed up for this six day hike - which was rated as difficult - I still didn’t know what was going on and thought the pain would just go away eventually. I was wrong. A few weeks before the hike I finally found out, and everyone tried to talk me out of it. That didn’t stop me, and I ended up almost overdosing painkiller! Although the whole experience was a little bittersweet, I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
There is always an untold story behind everything and you can’t judge someone by what they put out on social media. Everyone is fighting their own battle and I learnt that even when you have pain you don’t have to be one.
So I guess my point is - I love this photo because there is so much story behind it. One filled with both pain and joy, and one that serves as a reminder that I can’t distinguish between bravery and stupidity 😂😂😂 and that this life of mine is going to be a complicated one 😅