Well I think everyone is thinking this at the moment. Is life going to get back to normal? No one really knows but this does remind me of the time when I was first recovering from my brain injury. I did realise that my life had changed but I was told that things would get back to normal after a year. I guess this left me with a lot of hope and it kept me going and really helped me to make such good progress. I think I must of thought that if I did everything that I was meant to do then everything would be OK. Unfortunately for me doing the right thing doesn’t always work. I guess it is just hard to predict what may happen as every brain injury if different. But the real problem I encountered was when I realised that there was no way that everything would get back to normal. That made me really angry as I felt that I was lied to, that I was given false hope. I was told by the professionals that I would be OK but when they told me I wouldn’t it felt like a slap in the face. I don’t want to blame my problems with my mental health on the people who gave me false hope but I do think that they should of helped me more when I realised that my hope was not aceiveable. You are probably wondering why I am going back to this as it happened nearly three years ago. But recently I have been seeing a similar sequece of events happening around the world. I feels to me like the whole world suffered a brain injury and over the last year has been the recovery. I hope I am making sense. At the beginning of the pandemic I feel the world was in denial not really realising what a life changing experience we were going to go through. I had been hearing for a couple of years previously that you will have to get used to the new normal. Luckily for the world, you are all going through it together. You can talk to your family and friends and they understand as they are going through the same experience as you. So now we are all one year in and the realisation is taking place that there is nothing that you can do to stop the change. You can never go back to what was normal. It will take time but you will get used to it. Life will be different now but it doesn’t have to be bad, it can be better.

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