[Adam Anicich] Hey guys, it's Adam, and I want to talk to you today about getting back to the new normal.
One of the things I've really struggled with after brain injury, after combat, deployments, etc,
is staying in contact with family and friends, having the intrinsic interest level and motivation
to reach out and contact people like I used to, really take the extra step, that extra effort to continue the friendship,
continue the relationship with family and friends.
For me, one of the challenges that I struggle with is for the past 6, 7 years
I've had calendar appointments to call so-and-so, to call my mom, call my dad, call my friends at certain dates and times.
And ironically, over the last couple years, I always keep moving those calendar appointments to the next week,
move them from Monday this week to Monday next week.
Maybe if it's really busy I'm going to move it from Monday of this week to Monday 2 weeks from now.
Planning on calling my friend that I lost contact with 6, 7 years ago.
The problem is I've been doing that for 5, 6 years now.
And I'm still planning to call them, but unfortunately, my new normal is I have not been able to stay in contact
with family and friends the way I should have.
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Adam talks frankly about his challenges with keeping up with family and friends since his injury; he has good intentions but following through remains difficult.