Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain
I came across this quote every morning as it was inscribed in my coffee mug, and yet the words were devoid of meaning for me. In 2018, when I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), everything I believed defined me was taken away. In the months following my accident, I believed that if I simply located the correct medicine or therapy it would be a panacea and my life would seamlessly return to “normal.” As a result, I put many facets of my life on hold, with the mindset that I would return to them once I recovered. I failed to comprehend that recovering from a concussion takes time, dealing with migraines is a lifestyle, and that any singular cure remains elusive. The solution for me is not to wait for the storm to pass, but rather to find ways to live my life to the fullest despite my illness, and simply dance in the rain.
Calming My Storm, a nonprofit organization, works to support people with concussions and migraines with expert interviews, educational resources, and personal narratives. Our organization aims to help find ways for them to achieve their goals, strive for their dreams, while recovering from their illness.