It’s not often that I look back and reflect on how my life might have been different if I had not got hurt at work.
But this week was a little different. I was working in the area and decided to go for a drive past my old workplace, the place that I had my workplace injury.
Now I’m not a religious, spiritual or an esoteric person but as I was driving down the road towards my old workplace I had some incredibly strange feelings.
It took me back to that day over 30 years ago, where I rode my motorbike to work expecting to be able to ride my motorbike home again.
It brought back memories of many of the things I used to do during my pre-injury days. The enjoyment I got from doing my job, the people and characters I used to work with and the simple fact that my life before my injury was totally different to the life I’ve lived since I got hurt.
Don’t get me wrong, my life since my accident has been good. I’ve managed to keep going and make the most of every opportunity I have been afforded.
But driving down that road today made me think about the “what if’s” and how my life may have been different if I hadn’t gotten hurt that day.
Don’t hurt yourself people, you may be able to live with an injury, but you never never “get over it.”
Stay safe, Australia.