Born from the Flames

I would love to jump into this with a story; I figured this would be the time to introduce the writer. Before the age of 3, I was your typical toddler. I played with my cousin and friends, loved the little mermaid, and was a small chatterbox.

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While I do not want to get too detailed about my not so happy upbringing after the age of 3, I figure some information could not hurt. It is always nice to have some insight into the writer. I spent the majority of my childhood at Shiners’ Burn Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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You would think it would hold bad memories for me; On the contrary, it was like a sanctuary to me. The hospital became my safe place, despite the pains I went through with surgeries; at least it wasn’t being pointless. At the hospital, I was just another kid playing with other kids like me.

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The multiple operations, physical therapy, and dressing changes was agonizing; however, I knew all the pain had the purpose of helping me to grow and have mobility. I also always knew things could get worse. I learned to be strong, and I had become a pro at hiding my pain, pretending that everything was ok by painting a smile on my face. Even though hardships happen, life is not perfect. I had to keep my positive attitude and became a force to be reckoned with to survive in this world.

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I have kept a positive attitude and became an indomitable force because a poor attitude will not make things better, and perception is what makes life. But with all these negatives, I was able to find my passion. In the hospital bed, I was able to find many worlds within my head to escape the pain. Through the problems and the struggles, I was reborn into a survivor. No matter what life threw at me, I knew that if I could survive those flames, then nothing anyone could do to me would break me, for I was born from fire.

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2 comments

  1. I was curious if you ever considered changing
    the layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect
    with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two images.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

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