“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti
Even though I was not too familiar with the chap behind it, I loved the wisdom of it.
Anyway, my amazing wife and I have been rather busy little bees recently.
After finding out we are expecting and then me taking redundancy, Amy made the bold decision to stop teaching. Last Friday was her final day, a very very sad day for her and I'm sure her school.
However not ones to stand still, this week we began recording a podcast - something I have never done before - hence the cool quote above!
Firstly, let me explain a little about the podcast.
Having been on the end of incredible support from Headway Gloucestershire may I just add - since my brain injury in 2013, we wanted to give something back to them, and Headway as a whole, having been given so much by them.
Therefore, we decided we wanted to shine a little light upon brain injuries and brain injury survivors.
Like most people, I knew absolutely nothing about the world of brain injury before THAT day in 2013, whereas now it seems I cannot go a day without thinking about it.
As I have said before, I feel it "defines" me, therefore, why not try and make the most of it.
I doubt there is a chance I would be even remotely close to where I am today, if it was not for my incredible wife - I owe her everything.
Ergo, all of the best things in life originate with her, and yet again, she has nailed it.
She is a big fan of podcasts - probably from the fact she has done so much driving in the last few years.
Firstly, from when she was at university in West London, to travelling to her family home of Poole in Dorset, to my home town in Leicestershire, and finally to our home of the last few years in Gloucestershire.
I, on the other hand, have never listened to one myself - I was completing unfamiliar with them.
We are both similar people in the fact that we are terrible at "selling ourselves", but what we are good at, is selling each other.
Given the time, I could go on for hours about how amazing she is - but don't worry I won't!
Anyway, my amazing spouse has sneakily been in secret communication with Headway Head Office and their media team pitching this idea to them about us recording a podcast - which I knew absolutely nothing about!
So let me tell you a little bit about it:
Until the end of April, we are hitting the road to visit Headway centres in Gloucestershire, London, plus the East and West Midlands.
When there, we will interview - and record - our chats with some pretty inspirational brain injury survivors using the same four questions for a touch of continuity.
I will documenting this awesome experience on here as well, so do keep checking in to find out what we are up to!