Another week over, another adventure on the horizons! I know some people look at me with envious eyes and wonder how I’m getting all this new life for nothing! Well let me tell you. It’s NOT for nothing! The cost was my family, my livelihood my mental health, my sleep, my freedom to live the life you mostly take for granted. It’s all about distraction, it’s all about not letting those thoughts of violence trapped inside your head manifest into the real world! It’s about not ending up in court or prison.its about finding inner piece from the horrors of combat and visual obscenities!
Prince Harry talks about (and champions) mental illness across the board. From combat servicemen and women through to the ordinary everyday civilian, what goes on in the head is for worse than the actual act of violence. You don’t escape from your mind, yes you lose it, you muddy it with drugs or alcohol but you still walk around with the violence 24/7. Just because I’ve looked down the barrel of a killers rifle makes me no less subject to mental illness than the person who had lost their job or someone close to them. Mental illness is subjective, I used to think different, I used to think I was worse off than others, but it now hits me that we are all the same.
The body’s natural reaction to an unnatural event, I think that’s what it’s termed as. Whatever that unnatural event is only relevant to the person involved. My partner in the vehicle we were driving in remembers the incident in question very different. So when I get offered opportunities to do something worthwhile with my time I’m going to take it. Just because I can! So when I get to disappear abroad for a bike ride or to dig up battlefields, just because I get offered the chance to swim in the med or do a yoga retreat in Cyprus, just because I have been asked if I want to sail the Atlantic or climb mount Kenya, remeber, I lost my life for YOUR freedom.