If you knew me before my brain injury then you’ll know that I used to spend a lot of time sitting at my piano making music. I wasn’t the greatest pianist, but there are several pieces that I loved to sit down and just play.
Post injury, I’ve really struggled with my coordination and that’s had a big impact on my ability to play. I’ll play a piece perfectly with my right hand, but my left hand just can’t keep up!
So, in an effort to get another of my favourite pastimes back, I’ve been spending a lot of my free time sitting at the piano recently. It’s really slow progress as concentrating on something so much makes me really tired and I can only get through a few bars at a time.
Thankfully, the hard work is slowly paying off and I can now play a few sections of my favourite piece. I’ve come such a long way since I was discharged from hospital that it’s strange to think there are still little chunks of my former life I haven’t got back. I’ve got a long way to go, but I’m looking forward to working on putting the pieces of myself back together.
When I’m not at the piano or out running, I’ve been spending all of my free time organising my fundraising event which is now four days away! It’s incredible to see how supportive the local community have been and I can’t wait until the event! Bidding is open on my online auction over at https://www.26milesauction.com . Theres been a lot of interest so far, so make sure you place your bids now so you don’t miss out!