🧠💖 Learning to accept my new normal with my brain injury has been one of the hardest challenges of my life
😁 I went through some very dark times and now 2 years on most days I’m genuinely happy and accepting where I’m at
👀 I’ve written a blog with 5 tips to help you accept your brain injury. Check out the link on my bio or DM me and I’ll give you a direct link
📸 ⛰ Here’s a photo of me on one of my happiest mountain days before my brain injury. I don’t know if I’ll ever climb a mountain again but I won’t give up hope. I can look back at this and still have the happy memories
🤔👇🏻 What’s helped you accept your new normal with your brain injury? I’d love it if you could let me know in the comments below and have a read of my blog too
“Musím říci surovou prózou, jak je tu krásně: modré a fialové jezero mezi holými kopci..., a každé údolí se jmenuje Glen, každá hora Ben a každý člověk Mac; jezero modré a pokojné, vítr jiskřivě vanoucí, huňatí, černí či ryšaví býčkové na lukách, smolně černé bystřiny a kopce baladicky pusté, porostlé travou a vřesovisky, – jak vám to mám vylíčit? Bylo by přece jen nejlépe napsat to ve verších; ale nenapadá mne žádný rým na slovo vítr.”
Karel Čapek (Anglické Listy)
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I was almost about to turn back at the start of the ridge leading up to the first summit of Creag Dhubh because of the ferocious wind blasting needle sharp hailstones into my face, and the grey, ominous looking sky overhead dampened my hopes of any decent light. But I met another walker who had followed in my tracks, and we proceeded to the first summit together, which was a tricky scramble in places made more difficult by gale force gusts whipping up from the valley on our left and covering us in spindrift. Taking care to avoid an overhanging cornice to our right, eventually we reached the main ridge of Beinn Eighe. The sun made fleeting appearances as we traversed along the ridge to the start of the Black Carls, which guard the eastern approach to Sgùr Bàn beneath the jagged summit of Sgùrr nan Fhir Duibhe. For a moment the wind abated enough for me to get my camera out of my bag and the views west to the Munro summits of Beinn Eighe and down to Loch Claire on our left were absolutely breathtaking. It turned out to be a great day in the mountains, one which I will remember for a long while.
I finally got around to editing the portrait version of this shot taken from the western flank of Beinn Eighe looking toward Liathach back in November when we had a decent little winter spell.
I much prefer this version and I'm not sure why I left it so long to edit tbh. I love how the shape of the snow reflects that of the mountain. The shadow created from the low setting sun really helps to accentuate the 'reflected mountain'. Which version do you prefer? This or the one lower done in my feed?
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Another view to Slioch in Torridon, this time using my favourite Scots pine tree. This was shot as a heavy snow shower approached up Loch Maree.
The sun came out in between the squalls yesterday.as we climbed Beinn Eighe. We didn't get to the summit, we didn't have enough time, but the fierce winds as we gained height made it too dangerous to carry on anyway. ❄ 🌬
Happy New Year everyone 🥂✨ I can’t believe that’s another year past already. A year ago I posted about wanting to work on my mental health in 2019, looking back I can say I did that quite successfully. I’m not saying I didn’t have anxiety and depression, I did and the bad spells weren’t nice. However, it didn’t stop me doing anything and I think that’s all I can ask for. In 2019 I conquered a lot of things that may seem insignificant to most people but were a huge breakthrough for me; I never missed a day from work due to mental health, I’ve not made it abroad yet but I’ve travelled more extensively in Scotland and even made it to Ireland, I can now eat in restaurants, this was something that I couldn’t even consider doing a couple of years ago. These breakthroughs have allowed me to have amazing experiences including sailing through the Corryvreckan whirlpool, wild swimming 🌊🐬photographing wildcats, puffins and porpoises, eating all the amazing seafood around the west coast 🦞🦐 photographing weddings and most importantly making special memories with friends and family 🥰I’m excited for what 2020 has to bring and I’m determined to make the best of everything life throws my way. ✨
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Hello, hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas! 🎄🎅🏻🥂I’m now nursing my annual cold, without fail I get ill about 2 days after Christmas 😭😂 #scotland
I took this picture on a peaceful sunny October day in Torridon ☀️ I was planning a trip to Perthshire but there was no time for it unfortunately. Hopefully next year again. Now it’s November and Christmas time is coming soon. Are you in the mood already? 🎅🏼❄️🕯