As I mentioned before, and as you probably noticed yourself by now I love quotes😍 it’s an obsession really 🤪😅😂, ah no! Completely seriously reading quotes was one way of keeping myself going from the beginning of this journey.
When in really bad circumstances like I was, and with so much time to (over)think🤯and (over)analyse🤯 as a wheelchair bound, nursing home resident, having a good way of motivating yourself and staying positive is essential! As I mentioned in my previous posts, videos/books/successfull recovery stories, etc., and quotes of course were my way of keeping up the hope and not giving up, staying strong💪🏼. It was my way of staying sane really, still is to this day… 🧘🏻♀️
Everytime I’d feel low, and believe me that was happening, even though it might not seem that way sometimes…we’re just humans, and bad days would creep in 🤷🏻♀️. I choose positive thinking throughout my journey, so I’d always try my best not to let any negativity into my life. However it’s just unavoidable and bound to happen. On such days I’d often look at motivational/inspirational quotes online to lift up my spirits. And it worked! 🤗 Still does…ALWAYS!
One day I came up with this idea of making a board for my bedroom wall, so I could have that to look at during the day, while sitting in my room 🦽. I’d have motivational quotes written on it.
Not wasting any time I talked to my Occupational Therapist (OT) about it, and we discussed how we would make it, what we needed etc. We made a plan that we would use a white board and paint around it, 👩🏻🎨🎨🖼 since I love pink that’s the colour I went for and my OT also got sparkles ✨😍. When I think about it now I actually never liked pink colour for some reason, and now it really grew on me, I could go as far as saying it’s one of my favourite 😯🤭🥰! When my motivational board was ready we came up with an idea that I’d choose quotes, and write ✍🏼 them on the board myself every week. Motivation and also practicing my writing skills 🙌🏼👌🏼. Genius idea!
Bare in mind that first time in my life I was writing with my left (functional) hand ✍🏼✋🏼. My left arm is functional, yet still not a 100%, so the writing is shaky and not very nice, but legible 👍🏼✅ that’s what counts! Unfortunately my right (dominant) hand 🤚🏼isn’t functional YET! I’m working on it! 👊🏼💪🏼and when I’m finished I’ll be a leftie and a righty also 👐🏼💁🏻♀️ #unique #multitasking 😜
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my lovely OT for working with me since I was admitted there! Always there for me, always helpful, wrapping my Christmas presents 🎁, helping me decorate my bedroom wall, baking cookies 🍪, painting my nails 💅🏻, chatting about Grace & Frankie on Netflix (our favourite series, also Friends-a classic 👌🏼), making predictions about a Great British Bake Off winner 🧁, but most importantly always being a great company! Every time we chatted we would laugh like crazy 😅, making jokes, or just reminiscing about the times when we were in school (since we were very similar age). Often I couldn’t catch my breath 🙉🤣. Things like Bebo 😂 (before Facebook), popular music back then (Cascada 🙈🙉🙊)…. very funny memories. I’ll never forget them 🦈Miss K🦈 (you know well why I chose a shark😜) 💚🌻
Growing up in the 90’s 🆚 now 👇🏼
Writing the above just reminded me about all those things we laughed at, the main subject seemed to be the difference between being a teenager back then (growing up in the 90’s) versus now 🙉🙈. I actually laughed so hard 😅😂🤣 looking at some of the memes online- they’re ALL so true 💯, I just chose these three to give you a laugh! ⬇️
Coming back to my motivational board, this was the last quote I had written before leaving Orwell, and it stayed on it the longest! (for weeks and weeks) 👇🏼
One of the girls that was taking care of me from the beginning, (back in 2017) when I was admitted left for a new job. On her last day in work she wrote this on my board 👇🏼 Thank you for everything Miss S💜🌻, you’ve always believed in me and cheered me on! I really appreciate your kind words, I’ll keep going! 💪🏼 you know that! 😘
Few days after, my psychologist added this little comment👇🏼. Thank you for everything also Miss A💜🌻, I want you to know that you’re a brilliant therapist and you have taught me a lot! I’ll never forget you! I started blogging thanks to your little nudge 😉 (And I WILL! 👊🏼💪🏼👣) 👇🏼
I really like this particular quote and it stayed on my board the longest, because of the special additions 😍. I wiped it off just a few days ago, when I officially left. But I have a picture, so I’ll never forget…#memories
This just makes me realise that there’s one good thing about me ending up there (everything happens for a reason). It was a part of my journey, where I’ve met and worked with some amazing people. People who encouraged me, cheered me on and believed in me! Hugged me when I cried 🧸, took care of me, supported me, spoke kind words, added something valuable to my life…. #grateful. Those people I’ll not forget. Ever. ☺️I’m officially closing the nursing home (resident) chapter! 🔒
I’m ready to face the next one! 💁🏻♀️ (Next Please!)
🦋🎊🤶🏻💁🏻♀️🎄 Merry Christmas! 🎄💁🏻♀️🤶🏻🎊🦋
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🦋 Make a conscious effort to surround yourself with, positive, nourishing and uplifting people. People who believe in you, encourage you to go after your dreams, and applaud your victories 🦋