Has anyone heard the song “One Foot” by Walk The Moon?
I changed the lyrics just a little to relate it to my situation. I love the lyrics…. The song popped up while I was deciding to leave a job that sucked the life out of me and struggling to create a business from nothing.
I sing it to myself when I feel down or when I have that win for the day. I love to pull a James Corden Carpool Karaoke session in my car. You will see me on the H1 belting out the song. I have another song to set me up for speaking engagements. That’s for another blog, another day.
My wonderful husband, Nick, has helped me to start this journey to begin to build this business. He has been so incredibly supportive and continued to be my rock. All we have is each other. He’s got my back through this wilderness.
I don’t know what it’s like to have one foot in front of the other. I’ve had a prosthetic leg three times in my life and hated each one of them. I don’t have one now because the entire prosthetic attaches to my body. I don’t have a left hip and the brace would come up to my chest. Just picture a tiny little Filipino girl carrying around a clunky, hot, itchy, and incredibly heavy object. The combination of an active person and a 30 lb. weight strapped to you does not make a great combination. I had to swing my whole body to get the leg to move an inch. Sometimes I took 30 minutes to a class that would normally take 5 minutes. I hope that answers why I don’t wear a prosthetic leg.
My life on my own terms. The phrase one foot in front of no other forces me to keep moving. I will walk with my crutches, hop, or wheel my way forward. I will get there one foot in front of no other.