As most of us know, life isn’t perfect and can change in the blink of an eye. I am no exception to this law of the Universe and in 2011 it was my turn to experience a life changing event that left me broken, scared and depressed like I’ve never been before. Physically, I was a shattered mess. let me tell you folks; “fracturing your neck” is not a pleasant experience and neither is; “rupturing seven vertebra.” I accomplished both of them at the same time! All before the age of fifty. “Go big or go home, right?” The life that I once knew was gone . . . forever! It’s been four years, eight surgeries, two blood clots, countless therapy and a killer staph infection since that day and I’m looking at two more surgeries that will take place in a couple of months. I pray every day that these will be the last two surgeries I ever have to go through.
I had to medically retire (obviously) and now I am disabled. I really dislike that word “disabled” and refer to myself as; “Perfectly Changed.” doesn’t that sound better? My life went from being active and in peak physical condition to wondering if I’d ever be able to walk without assistance or for that matter, being able to dress myself without the help of someone else. Talk about having the brakes slammed on in your life, huh? My legs were my life and now, well, not so much. You see, by day I was a letter carrier, but by night I was a performer. That was really what I loved doing . . . performing and teaching, but now . . . I can no longer do either. There are days I can barely walk, never mind dance. I realized that I had to start looking at life differently, I had to accept who I was now and be grateful and thankful for the wonderful things I did have in my life.
“Change” for such a small word it has either big consequences or big victories. It’s how you choose to look at it and deal with it that matters the most. I chose (after many sleepless nights of crying) to accept my new lot in life and set new goals . . . new beginnings. One of my dreams was having one of my original songs recorded . . . guess what? I did it! Not only did I get it recorded, but it’s on “iTunes!” I can now check that off my bucket list. You see, when you become “Perfectly Changed” you have to realize the things you can do, not the things you can’t do. I have many more goals I want to see come to fruition like; I want to audition for a commercial or movie. I have no idea how to do this, but if the desire is there, nothing becomes impossible. Oh, I also became a “Master Teacher of Shamballa (Reiki) Eneregies.
If you like both Christmas and Country music, you’ll absolutely love my song on “iTunes.” I humbly invite you to go to iTunes and check out my song. All you have to do is type in either “James Sirois” or “Home By Christmas Night” and you will be taken right to it. I hope you like it . . . I do!
After your stop at iTunes, why don’t you make a pit stop at my website dedicated to change and raising your vibrational frequencies. www.iamperfectlychangesandawesome.com
Yes, I am perfectly changed and the road I’ve been down has been a bumpy one filled with potholes, detours, accidents and wrong turns, but my destination has remained the same and I will get there . . . slowly, but I have the courage and determination to chart a course of success and happiness. As the song from Disney’s Hercules says; “I can go the distance!”
Be strong, be kind, be compassionate, but most of all . . . love like you’ve never loved before!
Peace, Light and Love to All . . . Namaste!