This has been the case recently, because my amazing wife and I went to the Headway annual conference called "The Way Ahead" - near Stoke-On-Trent.
This was a part of the world I know well because I began my journalism career there way back in 2004 (man, that seems a long time ago now doesn't it?!) at Stoke City Football Club.
However, this time I was returning for the first time since the two most important moments of my life had occurred - my brain injury and marrying my amazing wife.
You will see these events are at the complete opposite ends of the happiness spectrum to one another - one being incredible and the other being pretty rotten, to say the least.
We went along to help promote our podcast and meet brain injury survivors and make connections with different Headways,
We broke up the journey by travelling to see our friends in Gloucester and staying over with them - with myself enjoying the chance to drive my wonderful wife from the south coast to the north west of England.
Two highlights in particular stood out for me from the whole experience head and shoulders above anything else.
The first was meeting a lovely person who had suffered the same brain injury as me. It was truly an incredible moment having the chance to look someone in the eye and say to them: "Don't worry, it is going to be okay, it will get better."
I have also said before, my brain injury has given me the wonderful opportunity to meet some of life's true "characters."
While there we thought it would be good to record some different voices for today's episode.
First of all there was lovely Lisa from Wales - who as you will hopefully hear from the accompanying podcast - has the most amazing Welsh accent, who I could just listen to for hours.
She was the best example of demonstrating how brain injures do not care where you come from.
Then there was Nikki from Doncaster, who as you will hear, was yet again an incredible person and huge entertainment value.
She was a great example of how you can get through one of life's truly horrible events as long as you have a smile on your face.
Crossing the border again into Scotland came the lovely softly-spoken Callum from South Lanarkshire, who was such a calm and gentle presence in person.
Finally, there was Mary from Headway Devon, who travelled even further than us to get there.
Like everyone we met, she had a great story to tell because she had gone from being a client to working for Headway.
The majority of the trip was rather unbeknown to me because Amy had been in constant dialogue with the Headway media guru called Luke, who you will also hear speak on the podcast.
I was complete and utterly surprised when the lovely Luke invited us up on stage to answer a few questions about ourselves and the podcast we have been doing in front of a room full of people. Amy still insist she had told me, quite a few times.
My one regret from the weekend - purely because I will never ever get the chance to do this ever again in my life - was I did not do a "Mic Drop" when we had finished on stage while most of the audience were kindly giving us a standing ovation. We felt so honoured people have taken the time to listen to the podcast and taken an interest in our own story.
In no other walk of life would I have got to do any of those things if it was not for my brain injury.So, I suppose, I am thankful.
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