Life/Dating Update :P

It has really been far too long since I wrote a new blog post. So much has happened, so many thoughts in my mind and conversations I have had with myself as I work my way through this thing called life. And, of course, I always want to share them with you. Why? I don't … Continue reading Life/Dating Update 😛

A tiny glimpse as to how these little girls have changed my life

Be prepared for a million pictures and videos of these incredibly sweet little girls!! 🙂 🙂 These girls are a huge part of my world, my motivation and my inspiration. These girls have changed my life. They have given me a constant reminder of exactly why I am in the position that I am in. … Continue reading A tiny glimpse as to how these little girls have changed my life

Fear of Sharks :/

  Guess who woke up at 5:30 to go surfing :p after staying up all night watching shark attack videos and reading shark attack statistics in California 🤗meeee 🤓 dang I am worried I might have a bigger fear of sharks than I thought 🙄 but at the same time...what’s meant to be will be 🙂 haha and I wanna face my fears always 🙂 annnd … Continue reading Fear of Sharks :/

Feeling insecure at the California Yacht Club

Went with my roommates to the opening day of their yacht club today ❤️ I had a great time...I really did. But I also struggled with my own insecurities. As I mentioned before...it’s hard to always hold my head up when it comes to things like dating, and although I wasn’t at the yacht club for … Continue reading Feeling insecure at the California Yacht Club

All of my crying videos ;)

Let’s talk about depression...completely raw and uncensored I want to talk about depression for two reasons...one, because it’s not always what it appears to be...and I LOVVVVE to remind people that as happy as I can be and as many things as I do all of the time...I still fight it every single day. And … Continue reading All of my crying videos 😉

Sit-Skiing For the 2nd Time Since My Accident :)

SitSkiing today for the second time since my accident and the first time in 8 years!!! Snowboarding was by far my favorite thing to do for fun before my accident and I have missed it every winter since!! After my mom first found out about Sit-Skiing, she bought me a lesson for the first Christmas … Continue reading Sit-Skiing For the 2nd Time Since My Accident 🙂

My Road Trip With Derek :)

I met Derek this past December when I went up to Canada for a Wheelchair Basketball Camp. Before I even really knew him, I could tell there was something special about him. Derek just stood out to me because he seemed so happy and chill and it was obvious that he just wanted to learn … Continue reading My Road Trip With Derek 🙂

Parasports World talks to Megan Blunk (Part 1)

Parasports World talks to Megan Blunk (Part 1) November 9, 2017 | Parasports World   Parasports World recently got the chance to catch up with Megan Blunk, who was part of USA’s gold medal winning Wheelchair Basketball team at the Rio Paralympics 2016. The 26-year-old Gig Harbor resident talked openly and honestly about her battle … Continue reading Parasports World talks to Megan Blunk (Part 1)

September 2017-Struggling to Keep it together

Something to keep in mind...I have had depression for as long as I can remember...it has nothing to do with the fact that I am in a wheelchair. I think people too often assume that about me when the reality is that the wheelchair only made me stronger. This is what I want to share...just … Continue reading September 2017-Struggling to Keep it together

Feeling in my feet after surgery

...The pain has not been bad at all lately 🙂 Someone asked me today how it can hurt if I can't feel my feet and so I figured I would explain it on here. I can feel pressure on my feet and my nerves can feel like they are on fire at times. I don't … Continue reading Feeling in my feet after surgery

Everything is a blessing in disguise (korny and mooshy…but that’s just me)

Everything is a blessing in disguise. Everything. I know that can be hard to hear for some, and you may want to not even begin to think that way. It may even make you angry to hear someone say that. But if you think about it...is that really how you want to live? If you … Continue reading Everything is a blessing in disguise (korny and mooshy…but that’s just me)

So….I had a seizure…and in the morning I am having an ankle surgery

When I think about the fact that, last Thursday, I had a seizure...it blows my mind. It doesn't even seem real. I truly never thought that would happen to me...but no one ever does. Despite the fact that I feel perfectly fine and I don't really understand what all of it means, I still can't … Continue reading So….I had a seizure…and in the morning I am having an ankle surgery

I don’t even know what to name this…it is all over the place…

I have been having a lot of anxiety lately. And it sucks. I have been feeling really overwhelmed with myself and all of the things I want to do in my life. I feel like the things I want to do are so big (big to me) that if I really want to do them … Continue reading I don’t even know what to name this…it is all over the place…

5 AM Soccer dream/nightmare

Friday, February 17, 2017 5AM It is 5 Am...and I have to get up in about an hour to get ready to go substitute teach a Kindergarten class. I went to sleep around 1 or 2 am because last night I decided to write a bit in my blog, and then, of course turned the … Continue reading 5 AM Soccer dream/nightmare

Something I started writing a few months ago and never finished because there are too many things I want to say at once.

December, 2016 These past few months have been extremely hard for me. After the Paralympics...I have really struggled. I had just spent the last 7 years of my life working towards this one goal of making it to the Paralympics. And I reached it. And now it's over. For seven years that was my life. … Continue reading Something I started writing a few months ago and never finished because there are too many things I want to say at once.

Today was one of the best days

Today was one of the best days I have ever had. It was truly amazing and so full of love. Today showed me that I am exactly where I have always wanted to be...I am now doing EXACTLY what I believe in and I am doing it with everything Ive got! I have spent 8 years … Continue reading Today was one of the best days

Substitute teaching at my Middle School

A few updates...because it has been a few days. 😉 I forgot to give a shout out to the best Middle School in the world, Harbor Ridge. (Yeah, I am a little biased) Last Tuesday, I was given the chance to substitute teach at the middle school that I went to. It was my first experience … Continue reading Substitute teaching at my Middle School

Botox Injections to relax the muscle Spasticity in my Toes

UW Medicine/Dr. Crane Provider Locations Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic at Harborview 410 9th Ave., 4th Floor Seattle, WA 98104 Phone: 206.520.5000 Bio Dr. Crane is a rehabilitation medicine and spinal cord injury medicine physician. Her clinical expertise is in acute and chronic management of persons with spinal cord injury. She also has a focus in spasticity … Continue reading Botox Injections to relax the muscle Spasticity in my Toes

Paralympian robbed of years of memories

Paralympian robbed of years of memories By Emily Braun | ebraun@wcia.com Published 10/18 2016 10:22PM Updated 10/25 2016 06:27PM Update: 5:00 pm, 10/25/16, Tuesday  URBANA -- A Paralympian turned a devastating incident into a call to action. 27-year old Megan Blunk was robbed of several valuable possessions. She's at least one of several victims whose … Continue reading Paralympian robbed of years of memories

Burglary charges for three Urbana teens

Burglary charges for three Urbana teens Thu, 10/20/2016 - 10:40am | Mary Schenk Other Related Content Paralympian 'relieved and very thankful' after diary recovered URBANA — Three Urbana teens have been charged in juvenile court with a total of three residential burglaries in that city, but police believe they may have been involved in others … Continue reading Burglary charges for three Urbana teens

Paralympian ‘relieved and very thankful’ after diary recovered

Paralympian 'relieved and very thankful' after diary recovered Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:44pm | Jim Rossow Photo by: Provided The ring that Megan Blunk was presented as part of Team USA in wheelchair basketball at the Paralympics in Brazil For eight years, Megan Blunk has documented her recovery from a near-fatal motorcycle accident that left her … Continue reading Paralympian ‘relieved and very thankful’ after diary recovered

My First Blog Post on Here

July 25th, 2016 I have depression…I will probably always have depression. But I am also a very positive, outgoing and happy person. Sometimes I feel like a prisoner in my own body…I find myself thinking about how unfair it is that I have to suffer in so much pain…when the depression hits me…I feel like … Continue reading My First Blog Post on Here

Two UI players qualify for Paralympics

January 17, 2016 The Daily Illini: By Ryan Wilson Staff writer Two Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players have qualified for their first Paralympics. Megan Blunk and Gail Gaeng will compete on the U.S. team at the 2016 Rio Paralympics on Sept. 7-18. ss They will join an 11-player team, 10 of which were members of … Continue reading Two UI players qualify for Paralympics

The many blessings of my new chair

November 20th, 2015 We beat Alabama this morning, 50-44 🙂 ...and lost our second game, 69-44 to the Lady Milwaukee Bucks team. I didn't exactly play all that well...but tomorrow is a new day. We have two more games and I have two more opportunities to play better. But playing bad was all mental...because my … Continue reading The many blessings of my new chair

…I just wanted to be a little more honest and share a little more about my life…

August 26, 2014  I am just making this short and sweet For as long as I can remember I have had pretty bad depression...that only seemed to get worse as more things continued to hurt me in my life I always struggled to believe in myself and thus had a hard time playing the sports … Continue reading …I just wanted to be a little more honest and share a little more about my life…

Understanding their misunderstandings ;)

June 29th, 2014 Soooo as my teammate and I were rushing off the plane and pushing our basketball chairs as fast as we could trying to catch an earlier bus back to campus this older guy stops walking, and after staring at me for a bit with this Debbie-downer kind of look on his face, … Continue reading Understanding their misunderstandings 😉

The only person you have in this world is yourself

May 25th, 2014 The only person that you have in this world is yourself. You have to be able to pick yourself up off the ground even when you feel like there is no way you could ever lift yourself up.  You just have to hold your head up...remind yourself who you are...who you want … Continue reading The only person you have in this world is yourself

Just a Random Writing

January 1, 2014 I’m staying at Chelsea’s on her couch tonight….I have decided to start writing…I am just going to write…even if it doesn’t make any sense or even if it is meaningless. I am just going to write to help myself continue to work through my problems. I was told that writing can be … Continue reading Just a Random Writing

One of my favorite memories

December 30th, 2013 The Christmas Party with Kirsten. Today we had our annual Christmas party for kids with disabilities and their families…we each got to choose a kid to buy a present for and I chose to buy one for a girl named Kirsten. I chose her because on her wish list it said that … Continue reading One of my favorite memories

PHS grad is making some waves in paracanoe racing

Thursday, 26 September 2013  PHS grad is making some waves in paracanoe racing Featured http://keypennews.com/2014/index.php/rss-feed/item/194-phs-grad-is-making-some-waves-in-paracanoe-racing Written by  Irene Torres Megan Blunk, of Lakebay, plies the waters during USACK Nationals in Oklahoma City in August. The former Peninsula High School student recently won two silver medals at Paracanoe World Championships in Dusiburg, Germany.Photo courtesy Megan Blunk … Continue reading PHS grad is making some waves in paracanoe racing

Former KP resident makes Olympic women’s hoop squad

May 1, 2013 Former Key Peninsula resident and Peninsula High School graduate Megan Blunk, left, is caught maneuvering during a recent college basketball game. Blunk, 23, recently made the Women’s USA National Wheelchair Basketball team.Courtesy photo All through middle school and high school, Megan Blunk excelled in sports. She ran track and played basketball in … Continue reading Former KP resident makes Olympic women’s hoop squad

2013 USA Wheelchair Basketball development team tryout invitation

  March 5, 2013 Dear  Megan, Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that your application to try out for the 2013 USA Women’s National Team has been accepted! This letter serves as your official invitation to join us at the Lakeshore Foundation in Homewood, Alabama April 3-7, 2013. Just a few things to keep … Continue reading 2013 USA Wheelchair Basketball development team tryout invitation

My wheelchair is not what is holding me back

October 9th, 2012 Sometimes I get really confused. I think that maybe I am not doing enough. I wonder where I am going to be in the next five years. Am I holding back? I don't really go out that much. I don't talk on the phone that much. I don't really know what I … Continue reading My wheelchair is not what is holding me back

Really opening up…and showing my dorky/young/confused self

May 12th, 2012 Plane ride home for the summer So many things have changed in the last year of my life…not to mention the last three years. Things are getting so much better. But I can’t stop. And the struggles will never end. But the challenge is good. I just need to never stop striving … Continue reading Really opening up…and showing my dorky/young/confused self

No idea what I am saying…

Monday, February 27th, 2012 3:28pm WOW life is weird. I think that things are really starting to come together. I am feeling more alive everyday.   The wheelchair almost seems irrelevant to me… I have began to finally question why I am so hard on myself all of the time. It really is a little … Continue reading No idea what I am saying…

Taking Anti-Depressants

January 1, 2012 5:50pm I am on my flight back to school in Illinois after winter break. I am going to try writing to hopefully help me in any way it can. I can’t help but feel completely scared out of my mind. I have no idea what I am doing and I have no … Continue reading Taking Anti-Depressants

Gig Harbor Woman Determined to Walk Again After Belfair Crash

Kitsap Sun: Gig Harbor Woman Determined to Walk Again After Belfair Crash Blunk works out with her trainer, David Herron. Megan Blunk is putting her life back together after a 2008 motorcycle accident. By Charlee Glock-Jackson (Gig Harbor Life),Scott Turner Megan Blunk is a fighter. In July of 2008 she was involved in a serious … Continue reading Gig Harbor Woman Determined to Walk Again After Belfair Crash

Climbing Mountains yo

July 10, 2010 If I could somehow remove myself from my body...I would then be set free. I mean, if I could somehow ignore the hardship and block out the pain...just ignore it. And think about the amazingness of it all...and appreciate myself and my successes. More so...if I could just believe in myself. It … Continue reading Climbing Mountains yo

Gig Harbor Woman Determined to Walk Again After Belfair Crash

Megan Blunk is putting her life back together after a 2008 motorcycle accident. By Charlee Glock-Jackson (Gig Harbor Life),Scott Turner January 5, 2010 Megan Blunk is a fighter. In July of 2008 she was involved in a serious motorcycle crash that nearly took her life and left her partially paralyzed. Now, she's fighting for normalcy … Continue reading Gig Harbor Woman Determined to Walk Again After Belfair Crash

Some things I went through.

May 3, 2009 Current mood: blessed On July 20th of last summer, I was in a forever life changing motorcycle accident. In the accident I broke four ribs, collapsed my right lung, had a stick go through my knee and a stick go through my ankle, shredded the skin off my right shin, broke my … Continue reading Some things I went through.

Life Changing Moment

September 10th, 2008 Out of everything I went through- my life changing moment happened 2 months after the accident when I finally got to go home for one night, after the 4 weeks in the hospital, one month in the nursing home, and the night before my 3 ½ weeks of rehab back at the … Continue reading Life Changing Moment

Home Teen Recovering after Accident

Key Peninsula News: Home Teen Recovering after Accident Despite her condition, Megan has maintained good spirits. Photo by Karina Whitmarsh By Jeanette Brown Special to the Key Peninsula News Family and friends of Megan Blunk have been busy planning the “Megan’s Day” fundraiser that will take place on Sept. 14 to help raise money to … Continue reading Home Teen Recovering after Accident

PHS grad remains positive after accident

August 13, 2008 The Peninsula Gateway: PHS grad remains positive after accident Rummage sale to benefit victim of motorcycle crash Ashley Coats-of the Gateway In the face of a life-altering motorcycle accident, Megan Blunk looks through the pain and frustration to remain positive. “This is what it is. I’m not going to waste my time … Continue reading PHS grad remains positive after accident

Peninsula High School Grad On the Mend

August 8, 2008 http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local/peninsula-high-school-grad-on-the-mend-ep-421805405-358523441.html Local teen and dad get support comfort from GH community. By Scott Turner Friends of the Blunk are hosting a fundraiser to help with the medical costs for Megan Blunk 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Inn of Gig Harbor, 3211 56th Street NW. There will be a … Continue reading Peninsula High School Grad On the Mend