WOW! Simply overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support since I wrote about how I broke my neck last week. I can’t get over the number of people far and wide who have read this post and reconnected with me. Almost like all the most wonderful people in my life digitally came together to give me a great big hug. PRETTY FREAKING AWESOME! I feel so lucky to have you all!
When I first thought about writing this post I was so torn whether I should do it or not? I know so many are curious, and sincerely care and want to know more, but would it be too much? Did I really want to make people struggle through a writing I knew would lead many to tears. I just didn’t know what to do until Friday morning I just woke up and said heck with it and got writing.
I wrote and wrote, struggling with some of the feelings and memories of that day, but pushing on to get it all out there. At first I thought I was writing this all down mostly for you to read and understand, but as I wrote I quickly realized this post was as much for me. The more I wrote and battled with some of these tough memories and emotions, the more at peace I felt inside. So I kept writing and writing until I got through my most challenging three weeks at Salt Lake City. I felt exhausted, but strangely content, and pressed the Post button.
Immediately this writing I didn’t think I should post went viral, and became the most popular thing I’d ever published. My website traffic quadrupled to an all-time high of 465 visitors and 1,724 page views spread across 42 states and 6 provinces of Canada.
You can see the crazy distribution in the analytic pictures below.
Then came the outpouring of support, the Facebook messages, blog comments, email phone calls, personal visits. It just kept on coming to the point where I was truthfully overwhelmed and having a hard time to keep up with it all, but in such a good way! I reconnected with some of the closest/most amazing people in my life: my crazy outdoorsy friends in Salt Lake City, Doppelmayer folks, CCI puppy raisers, old high school ski racing rivals, my past high school and college teachers, friends pretty much everywhere… on and on it went until Saturday night I was one of the most happy doods around, but with a hoarse voice from talking on the phone and at my computer so dang much. What a wonderful trip into memory lane!
This has continued on right up to this moment. Everyone is just so amazing and supportive. Really, it has just touched me so deeply… don’t know if I can even explain how much it means to me.
So all you awesome people in my life… thanks for being so dang awesome!