That moment when you realise you’re 30 tomorrow…..
I got up early, made myself a coffee and sat down on the sofa in front of the mountains to reflect on the first third of my life. From marrying the most amazing woman imaginable and playing professional rugby to sustaining a life changing injury and losing my best friend it hasn’t been the most straight forward journey so far. Then again it’s not supposed to be. From my experience life is just a series of challenges. You can let these challenges beat you down or you can take them on, learn and grow from them. The day we lost Tom was the worst day of my life and at the time I couldn’t see how I was ever going to recover from it. I suppose in a way you never really do, I mean I’m crying right now writing this but I know I’m a stronger person having faced that grief and come through the other side. I know it because as I lay in intensive care last year he was the first person I thought of and that perspective allowed me to stay positive and fight.
So I suppose I just want to say thank you, thank you to my friends, my family, my wife and all the amazing people in my life past and present that give me the strength to carry on. I couldn’t do it without you. ❤️