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Wisdom from Jennifer Field

Wisdom from Jennifer Field

We live our lives each day, dreaming, planning, and making choices about the future with a clear idea about the direction our lives are headed.

As an accomplished equestrian, I had dreams of a European tour and world titles after finishing school. I had a boyfriend and a full social calendar with many friends.

November 17th 1992 started like any other day: school, errands, plans for the weekend.

What I wasn’t aware of was that it would be the last day of my old life.

While driving home to change clothes, I skidded on black ice and collided with a tractor-trailer coming in the opposite direction. Although I was in a coma for a month and suffered a devastating brain injury that left me paralyzed and unable to walk, talk, or use my right arm, it was a miracle I wasn’t killed outright.

I have, in the last 15 years, watched every part of my life prior to the accident (my boyfriend, career, and friends) just dissolve and disappear, and in the process of that, seen myself completely re-invented. Not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually. My whole outlook on life and what I hold dear and important has changed, and I have realized that the “tragedy” that entered my life that day in November 1992 was a gift….Continue reading at

Jennifer is an inspirational speaker, an actress, an artist, and a poet.

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7:45PM PDT on May 20, 2012


12:55PM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

Amazing, thankyou for sharing. You are an inspiration to many.

10:04AM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

Last day of your "old life" ... how about last day of your life. Tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee.

Live in the NOW for yesterday is gone and tomorrow's far away ... and you should be the best you can by living in today.

Most tragedy is an opportunity for growth, necessary life-lessons if alooked at a wake-up gifts and not defeats. Your choice.

3:20AM PDT on Mar 15, 2012


8:11PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Bright blessings to you. Thanks for sharing your remarkable journey with us.

5:34PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

I am so happy for you and your new found life. I am glad that you are alive and able to share with so many. Thank you Jennifer you are a remarkable woman!

5:30PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Thanks for the post.

3:41PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

thank u!

3:09PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Thx for the info!

3:09PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Thx for the info!

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