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a Five Card Flickr story by Datu Ali V. Buludan created Sep 19 2021, 03:56:50 am. Create a new one!

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My legs were fractured when I was 15 years old while dancing. It was one of the most difficult and traumatic events I'd ever had. I loved dancing more than anything else in the world, and I was excited to participate in our school's upcoming event. When I fractured my legs, I realized I'd never be able to compete in our school's upcoming dance competition. My eagerly anticipated event was shattered in an instant. I was forced to use a crutches for several weeks. The fracture was large enough to make walking extremely uncomfortable, yet minor enough that surgery was out of the question. The only option was to take Advil and wait for it to cure naturally.

I was first depressed because I really wanted to dance gracefully in the upcoming dance competition, much like the clouds do in the sky. I was a shy adolescent with few friends. The only place where I felt at ease while I was on the ocean with a happy-swimming fish. And, I'll admit that the head of the problem is that I did what seemed simple at the time. I put the blame on everyone else. I was angry and disappointed, believing that nothing would ever go right for me, and I refused to even consider finding a lesson in what had happened. Instead, I focused only on the problem.

The next day, I sat up in my room with nothing else to do and began writing a story, which I found interesting enough to publish to Wattpad. My story gained a lot of readers four months later, which surprised me because so many people enjoyed it. I'm so proud of myself, and now I enjoy writing a story on Wattpad and, more significantly, I'd discovered my passion for writing.

What had been a terrible injury ended up leading me to discover a new passion and, ultimately, a new dream. There are lessons everywhere. It is up to you to discover them. I've influenced myself to always look for the positive since learning that lesson as a teenager. Nobody but you is to blame if you don't seem to be learning anything. It's likely that someone close to you knows something you don't, and it's up to you to explore and find the victory you deserve.

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