Will you write a blog entry for BACKBONES?
9:00 pm – Yes… I would be happy to Blog Reveca.
9:01 pm – What the hell is a blog anyway and what constitutes a ‘blogger’? Shit. I have never blogged before…. Can I even say Shit?
Am I qualified to be such a public typist? What would I talk about? Am I ready to talk? Who would listen? I need a Blogger name, for sure!
Who wants to read about someone they have not met, or know? That’s it, an Introduction! I can start with an introduction. Brilliant!
Here is to each beautiful person taking the time to read….. and to those who forgot to listen because the wonderful fish tacos got your attention…
8:20 am– (one week later, currently listening to Feist as I type to you…)
Christopher Owen Hyldahl. I am 31 years old for another 40 days…Grew up in two small towns in Michigan…Chicago is my home although I reside on Bankers Hill in San Diego as of a month ago…Investment real estate brokerage keeps me busy on a professional level…Therapy takes most other hours, and energy…Exploring food, wine and tequila allow me to drift off…Creature of habit…Based on principle…Music and photos log memories…Private…Very little TV however searching for a weekly show…White table cloths give me anxiety…Planning a road trip to Portland. Costa Rica in late May…Just purchased a small puppy from a Gypsy downtown; Moxa is her name…Redefining myself…Family & Friends – very important…Beginning to understand my role in this world…Lessons learned along the way…
On August 12, 2007 I jumped into a pool and broke my neck at the C-7, T-1 and T-2 level, damaging my spinal cord. I have an incomplete injury which means that the spinal cord itself was not completely severed. I was broken, yet did not break completely. My injury does not define me. I fight every day to accomplish a dream of walking again, without assistance–not only for me but for my friends and family who believe in me. For everyone who doubted and those who, although silently, currently doubt me. For those who think the body is not resilient and our minds cannot overcome adversity… and for my future family.
I find solace looking back and taking detailed mental notes along the way, ensuring I continue my path. (An African symbol that will describe this further is a Sankofa bird, if anyone wants to dig a little deeper).
I have not, and cannot do it alone, thus don’t plan on trying.
YOU and I, our families and friends, “High Rollers”, and contacts… together let’s gather the best of what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward!