Why I Share My Story

Why I Share My Story

6 months ago I wasn’t sure I would be able to compete in snowboarding again. 2 years ago I wasn’t sure I would snowboard again. I have been on a long journey that has taken me 2 years to get back to competitive snowboarding. If you’re reading my story for the first time I suffered a concussion at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Blogs About My Recovery From Sochi 2014

Why I Share my Story

When I share my story I really open up about personal battles that I’ve had to overcome. I lost myself in my recovery and had to find a new me. I know there are so many people out in the world that are just as lost. I share my story to inspire, help others understand what it’s like to look fine, but inside you’re not. I hope to shed light to parents, friends and even family what it’s like to live with a concussion and depression.

I so often hear that we don’t talk enough about concussion and depression, we all pretend that life is “perfect”. I’ll be the first one to say I’m not perfect. I learned almost all my lessons the hard way and this recover was no different. Life is a roller coaster I’m happy to keep sharing my stories to bring light to the not so perfect life of an athlete, a daughter, a sister and a friend.

Where I’ve Shared My Story

Wanderlust Festival 2016 Whistler

Wanderlust Festival 2016 Whistler

Thanks @thenextbigthingco @hootsuite for listening to my stories #RBCOlympian #igotstoriesfordays #tuesdaymotivation #allbetternow #storytime

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Tea with a Titan Mercedes Nicoll

Tea with a Titan Mercedes Nicoll

 

Stay positive and patient, believe in yourself and listen to your body.

xoxo

Mercedes Nicoll

 

 

 

 

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