Bright pink spotted fish Caught in teeth, hiding treasure Determined ferret.
My recovery is much like Kaliyah trying to fit a stuffed fish under the couch. Kaliyah does not stop. She continues to attempt to drag the fish “where it belongs.” The fish continues to be too large. She hisses; she tugs. Eventually, she realizes that her plan will not work. She either finds another stash spot or leaves the fish next to the couch. Off she goes to her next adventure. There is a difference between stubborn and determined. Stubborn is repeating the same action and expecting different results. Determined is reaching for the same goal but applying different strategies and learning from mistakes. I am stubborn when I compare myself now to who I was in the past, before injury. Determined is when I accept where I am and work to heal, recovery, improve.