I haven’t posted an update in a long while and thought I was about due for another post. May has certainly been a wild ride for me and for others. I knew May was going to be a turning point for me, but I had no idea just how much of a change it would be for me.
Here’s a quick recap of things that happened.
- I turned down an incredible employment opportunity
- Became President of a local Refresh chapter, by default
- Started a new project involving zombies
- Dog gets rescued by a former okcCoCo employee
- I get stabbed twice in the back.
- More Tornados
- More Dogs rescued by above mentioned former okcCoCo employee
- A possible new career change
- Someone who used to be an acquaintance of mine passed away.
I think that about covers it. I’m sure there’s a million other things I missed that should be included in that list. You may also notice item 6 in the list about me being stabbed twice in the back. Unfortunately, that is to be taken literally and not a metaphor for something else.
On the night of May 22nd, I was attacked while still in my vehicle fending off two attackers. While I was fending off one of the attackers, the second one attacked me from behind, leaving me with two stab wounds. That’s basically the very shortened version of it.
The attack left me with a slightly damaged diaphragm and my liver was punctured. Other than that, I have no complications and have been in recovery for the last couple of weeks. Recovery has been relatively painless and honestly, I’m suffering more from what the hospital did to me in surgery, than the actual stab wounds.
I want to thank many of the friends who came and visited me at the hospital and have helped me out in the last couple of weeks. I especially want to thank my Dad, who came up to OKC and helped me get back on my feet again.
I know this sounds cliché but the experience has changed my outlook in life. It’s not everyday that you’re faced with your own mortality as directly as this. It also makes me realize that I’m not invincible. It’s also made me re-prioritize what’s important in my life.
This post is already getting way too long, so I’ll wrap up with a brief update about a change in employment status. The full details will be disclosed in a separate post in the future. With that said, I will no longer be consulting full-time as a freelancer.
That’s it for now. Stay safe.
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