In two days it will be another anniversary of my accident and my brain surgery. What does that mean in terms of technology and emotions? It’s another year where I choose to ignore the memory notifications on facebook and another year where I don’t look at timehop, even though I know these days leading up… Continue reading Eight Years.
When usually at night the sky goes dark, the sky goes bright When usually the world is loud, the world is quiet When usually the world is ugly, the world is beautiful When usually tears fall, snowflakes fall When usually people complain, people contemplate Contemplate on the peace the snow brings and the way it… Continue reading Snow
This is my longest break from Alphabet Brains and not what I had planned when lockdown first happened in March. I’m still here, I didn’t want to leave the year without letting you all know and saying hello. I had plans to be positive during lockdown, but I’ve been struggling with my brain injury and… Continue reading I’m Still Here.
This is the face of someone who tried and failed to climb a hill on her bike, this English person living in Scotland sees the word hill but really hills in Scotland are mountains. However she wasn’t put of, her mum has always called her tenacious and it’s shown these past seven weeks and the… Continue reading Her Legs and Her Brain
22nd July 2013 ‘Look how much of my hair has grown back! :D’ Cute. Do you have a blog or journal? Let me know in the comment section below or on the facebook page, twitter or instagram. This is one of many blog posts that will follow my journey from private blogging after my brain injury to starting Alphabet… Continue reading 22nd July 2013: Blogging After A Brain Injury (Before Alphabet Brains)
15th June 2013 “You suit short hair because you’ve got high cheek bones” – if they only knew – I searched through the archives for these photographs to match up to what I looked like at the time this comment was said. I guess everyone that saw me post brain injury assumed that headband (I… Continue reading 15th June 2013: Blogging After A Brain Injury (Before Alphabet Brains)
This is one of many blog posts that will follow my journey from private blogging after my brain injury to starting Alphabet Brains. You can read my previous post on Advice On Journaling After a Brain Injury if you’re interested in writing about your experiences. In that post I say that I feel like everyone… Continue reading 11th June 2013: Blogging After A Brain Injury (Before Alphabet Brains)
I recently did a #BrainQA on dreaming after a brain injury because I was intrigued to see if others dreamed the way I did, it turns out everyone dreams differently. Some people can no longer dream at all and after doing some research I’ve discovered that is because they may have damaged their occipital lobe.… Continue reading Dreaming After A Brain Injury
‘And while I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to earth’ On the 14th July I was listening to the new Frightened Rabbit album, Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’ and these lyrics from the song Head Rolls Off hit me… This is the reason I started Alphabet Brains. I survived… Continue reading It’s OK Not To Be OK
A Q&A I took part in for Headway UK. In 2013 Naomi sustained a traumatic brain injury after a fall down the stairs. Since then Naomi has created the online community Alphabet Brains helping her to track her journey and support other survivors in the process. Here, Naomi speaks about her blog, her recovery and what makes her… Continue reading Headway Q&A About Blogging After Brain Injury