Sometime letting go of fears is liberating.
I began setting up allanboss.com in the spring of 2017. It took a long time to decide to publish the webpage and blog. I felt that “it’s not ready,” or “it’s not good enough,” or “do I really want people to know this ‘dirty little secret?'”
But the truth is, the brain injury was never a secret. It is a lot of who I am. I’ve changed and grown since the coma and I’m no longer that person, but that person will never leave me.
After the accident I felt different. I felt people saw a diminished me, one with physical and mental deficiencies. For a long time I didn’t want people to know about the accident. After the TBI I felt people were always looking at me with curiosity and suspicion.
So publishing a blog about it — even though my accident was nearly 30 years ago — was like stepping into a crowd naked. I was exposed.
But then people began to tell me their stories, exposing their injuries afflictions, concerns, or fears. The sent requests for the outline for the The Memory Box and made me feel as though people were ready to learn about how I healed myself. It was time to let people know.
So I ask you: what do you fear most and how will you conquer that fear?
In the spring of 1990 Allan Boss was in a motor vehicle accident. He suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. The attending neurosurgeon informed his family that he would never walk again or talk again. He went on to achieve three university degrees, has written/edited four published books, has completed four marathons, and is currently writing a non-fiction book about his recovery.
Want to learn more? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Send Me the Free Outline to his book, The Seven Steps to Healing your Brain.