Category Archives: Second Chances

Hello!

I am happy to announce I finished my Masters in Project Management. I’m ready to get back to writing! I have a few chapters left in the sequel Streaming James. I know I will finish this month. It will be the best Christmas present for me.

I’ve decided to do a ‘news’ fast this month. I don’t know about you, but these last few months of the daily bombardment of COVID-19 numbers and election stats have left me a bit exhausted. I hope the blender image isn’t too gruesome, but it’s how I feel when I’m always plugged in. Like the speed dial on the blender, I can control the messaging. Too much, and I’m spinning. If I reduce the amount of time I’m on Facebook or watching the news, I can float nicely and stay centered. How are you staying centered? I’d love some tips!

Life after a brain bleed. #Second Chances

Second Chance Mission

Second Chance Club

Expect

#Second_Chances by Joyce Kostakis

I glance at the calendar and remember that it is my one year anniversary. It is a good one. October 20, 2016, I joined the Second Chance club. I suffered a brain bleed and was hospitalized for eight days.

On my second or third day in the hospital, my doctor makes his morning rounds. “You are lucky to be alive,” he tells me as thoughts of I’d rather be dead than feel this level of pain race through my head. As if he can read my mind, he assures me the pain will go away. Thank God. I am relieved. I choose to believe him. I can expect this pain to go away.

“When?” I ask.

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