AFTER SO MANY YEARS OF TRYING TO FIND MY PURPOSE, IT WAS MY PURPOSE WHO FINALLY FOUND ME
IT ALL STARTED JANUARY 6TH, 2018
I can't remember a single time in my life where I was resentful of a negative situation. I've always lived by the motto, "I never lose. I either win or I learn." That all changed one fateful night in January of 2018 when I was struck by a drunk driver while on my way home after closing the Tasting Room at Dry County Brewing Company. I was left with severe neurological damage, including atrophy in several regions of my brain as a direct result of the Traumatic Brain Injury, a plethora of physical injuries, & several other long lasting conditions. Recovery has been a slow and painful road, and over a year later I'm still learning to live with "the new Christopher". It was the first time in my life I found myself asking, "Why me?". For as long as I can remember, I've always been blindly driven by a selfless mindset, I've always put others before myself, and my entire life has been dedicated to spreading as much positivity as possible. I constantly found the silver lining in EVERYTHING. But this was different. This changed my life dramatically. I simply couldn't understand why all of this would happen… especially to me.
That all changed the day I decided to quit living my life as a victim, and started living my life as a SURVIVOR. Since then not only has my path become clear, but I feel led every step of the way. You see, I have an amazing family & support team that stepped in and took care of EVERYTHING for me so I could focus strictly on recovering. They've been amazing and I'm so incredibly grateful, but it caused me to begin harboring feelings of guilt. Why was I blessed with the optimal environment to heal, while so many others who have suffered far worse don't have anyone but themselves? That's why when Trey Sinclair approached me with the Lyft initiative promo video & The Bottle Share idea, I was immediately all in. We now have the incredible opportunity to be that family & support team for those who otherwise wouldn't. Although I'm still in the process of recovering, I'm finding the truest form of healing in the idea of helping others who can't find it anywhere else.
I have a passion for life, and my ultimate purpose is to share it.