Being the youngest child adds to this sense of adventure - aiming to eclipse your older, more successful siblings.
Therefore, throughout my brain injury recovery, it has been incredibly hard to ask for help. Some would call it pride - or pig headedness - I just call it determination.
I am not for a second suggesting you get extra points, or credit, for doing more of it on your own.
But it is a personal journey.
However, there are times when you cannot do everything on your own, and you simply need some help. I am in absolutely no doubt I would not be here today if it was not for the incredible love and support of Amy, for example. She - selflessly - moved to Cheltenham to take care of me and has had to do it - while training to be a primary school teacher - all on her own. This shows how incredible she is.
But recently I have felt like I had plateaued, so when I went to see my occupational therapist not long ago I asked them to write a letter to my work to encourage the extending of my hours.As a result, I was called into my office for a meeting with my bosses - interrupting my daily Big Bang Theory viewing!
It was lovely to be called into my office on a day when I don't have anything on.
I have mentioned before how supportive my work have been with my graded return to work.
The amazing news was they have agreed to extend my working hours, which the words "over the moon" do not do justice to the way I felt!
So the moral of the story is ask for help! It is so important it is to use other resources such as Headway - the national brain injury charity. Over the last few months, I have also found social media a real wealth of information.
I would encourage anyone to hit the "like" button on pages like brainline.org.
I have also found Internet research useful - but always be careful of where you find it.
Always look for resources outside of yourself instead of trying to do it all on your own.
Having leapt into the YouTube world recently, there are loads of helpful videos on there - not just on brain injuries either. You can use it to find helpful advice on mindfulness and healthy eating, something Amy and I are trying really hard to do, with our ever looming wedding! There is a channel called "Hope After Head Injury" which I found on Facebook.
You can also look up a hashtag on Twitter or find people going through the same experience as you. You don't even have to join the conversation if you don't want to, sometimes just knowing there are other people out there in a similar situation is enough. I have started commenting and engaging on conversations with people just like me through the power of the internet. It is an amazing thing.