Last year, on this date, I fell and broke my write/right hand. I created the above layout sometime in early 2014 - after no cast, brace and physical therapy. I wasn't quite pleased with it - originally, the background was kraft paper - so, I set it aside, thinking maybe a genie or little elf would come and make it over. Yesterday, I found the layout as I was sorting through an album of layouts in progress. Surprise! No little elf came as I hoped. However, I did have a brain storm: mount the pieces on white cardstock and call it D-O-N-E. And I did! And I'm much pleased with it plus, I found the beginnings of another fall layout that I plan to make this weekend.
When I think about this time, last year and the ensuing 8+weeks I was without total use of my write/right hand, I am grateful that I had no pain. Inconvenienced? Definitely! For 4 weeks, I couldn't drive and thankfully, family and friends came to my/our rescue (Norman doesn't drive either, due to low vision in one eye and the loss of sight in the other). I couldn't write so I had to resort to using my tech tools...and I have already shared that I am not a typist. Occasionally, I would remember to use the voice dictation within the Apple apps - which is incredibly accurate, I think. But most often, I plumb forgot.
All in all, I managed, with a lot of help from family and friends, technology, physical therapy, and time! Today, I can do almost everything I did before I fell - except type <smile>. My hand is stiff, probably residual arthritis, when I awaken each morning but a little hot water and squeezing on a face cloth usually takes care of the stiffness. I am grateful that a bit of morning stiffness is all there is.
This morning I saw this video on the Field Journaling blog. The video certainly resonated with me.
I will keep it in mind when I think I can't do something 'cause I don't have the resources, talent, creativity, or ...
What have you learned when you've had a little setback?