10 Things Wearing a Cast has Taught Me…

  1. God is always good.  He takes all situations and makes them work for our good.  I’ll admit I’ve never broken a bone before, and I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t discouraged and mad.  I was even a little mad that God would allow this to happen to me.  Once I realized this was selfish, my attitude changed, and I knew it would humble me somehow.  God’s grace healed me and changed me.
  2. Family and friends are precious gifts.  Let’s face it, you don’t really know who will help you out and stand by your side and lend a “hand” until you actually need one.  I see my family and certain people who took time out of their routine to help me.
  3. I know we’ve all heard this before but stop saying “I can’t”.  I literally convinced myself I couldn’t tie my own shoes anymore and needed assistance from my sister.  She suggested I wear clip on shoes, but of course I insisted on wearing my pumps with ankle ties.  I can tell you I had more determination learning how to tie those pumps than I’ve ever had before.
  4. You can rock a cast with as much confidence as you would a pair of Manolo Blahniks.  Who else would seek out a chambray colored cast, but me.
  5. Cast Covers…nuff said…google it!
  6. Not all casts have to be stinky and dirty!  Don’t judge me when I tell you I rubbed mine with Downy Botanical Mist dryer sheets.
  7. Everyone, and I mean everyone will tell you about their broken bone story.  Which is entertaining af and somehow made me feel better.
  8. Times Flies!  Don’t let a timeframe hold you back from enjoying your life and goals you had before your incident.  Trust me, when the doc told me I had to wear this cast for 6 weeks, I envisioned my entire summer down the drain.  Today, it’s still summer, I’ll get my cast off soon and I’ve even grown a little fond of my funny looking cast. Which is indeed funny looking! (pics below)
  9. The scariest part wasn’t even breaking my hand.  It was getting my cast taken off and changed because it feels like your hand loses it protection and it’s so weak and small.
  10. Wearing a cast has taken my independent nature and kicked it in the you know what.  Those of you who know me personally know I’m all about “I got this” which hasn’t changed.  But I have learned it’s good to ask for help when you need it.  It’s okay to depend on those who love you!!  There is nothing in the world that brings me more joy than helping someone else, so maybe I gave someone that very same feeling.  I am truly blessed by the people in my life and I am so thankful for all of their help during this little bump in the road.  I have learned how to do so many things I never thought I would one handed.  I’ve become extremely thankful knowing I will have full function of this little baby after it’s all said and done.  Thanked God every single day for this situation, my health, and that my injury wasn’t worse. But hey if you need help tying an extremely cute pair of leather Coach heels “single handedly” – just ask!!

Also, bonus fact…. My particular funny looking cast can even take on its own identity with Snapchat filters.  If that’s not cool, I don’t know what is!!  😉


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