In 2022 I decided to focus each weekly blog on writing and completing my memoir.
About My Memoir
In case you’re new to my little corner of the internet, here’s a brief overview of the memoir I am writing. In September 2016 I was in a near fatal car accident where I experienced a severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) (click that link to read more about my TBI) and coma. I was in the coma for 3 weeks. When I came out of the coma I was completely deaf for three months. I have gotten some hearing back but it is greatly compromised. My hearing is just one of many changes and complications I have experienced from my severe TBI. Before the injury I wanted to be a published author but a lack of focus and confidence kept me from that dream. After nearly dying I have decided that life needs to be lived and dreams pursued. So I started this blog in 2018 in an attempt to get writing again. After writing 12 short stories in 2018 I set my sights on telling my own story and began to write my “brain injury memoir” (as I call it) in 2019. I wrote about 60,000 words in it before deciding to set it aside and massively restructure it. That’s where I have been for about a year. In 2022 I would like to complete the writing process of my memoir and hope to eventually pursue getting it published. I hope to use self-motivation in the form of weekly #MemoirMonday blog posts in 2022 to help drive me towards my goal of completing my memoir.