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 😛
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 😉
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 🙂
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
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.
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
The News Tribune After winning gold in Rio, Paralympian Blunk gets ‘a crazy good feeling’ in D.C. Megan Blunk, part of the USA wheelchair basketball team that won gold in the 2016 Paralympics, went to the White House on Thursday, calling it “a crazy good feeling” to shake hands and chat with President Barack Obama. … Continue reading After winning gold in Rio, Paralympian Blunk gets ‘a crazy good feeling’ in D.C.
King 5 News Gig Harbor Paralympian visits White House Alex Rozier, King Gig Harbor’s Megan Blunk has officially returned from Rio after competing in the Paralympics in wheelchair women’s basketball. But not only did she compete in women’s basketball, Blunk was part of the gold medal-winning team. “It was awesome, we played at the top … Continue reading Gig Harbor Paralympian visits White House
South Sound Magazine Gig Harbor Athlete Makes Paralympic Team By Karen Miller | September 1, 2016 A motorcycle accident eight years ago didn’t stop Gig Harbor’s Megan Blunk from following her Olympic dreams. Blunk, 26, is a member of the United States Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team competing in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. The team’s first game … Continue reading Gig Harbor Athlete Makes Paralympic Team
MEGAN BLUNK WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL THEIR JOURNEY "My accident gave me a second chance at life, so I want everyone to know that you can fight it - and you can be happy. No matter what happens in life, don't ever let it hold you back." Born on the 12th September 1989 and raised in Gig … Continue reading Sunrise Medical- THEIR JOURNEY
The Daily Index: Metro Parks athlete to compete in Rio Posted on August 31, 2016 by davidguest By Metro Parks Tacoma Megan Blunk didn’t see much of a future for herself after she broke her back in a motorcycle accident eight years ago. At Gig Harbor’s Peninsula High School, she’d been a five-sport player, but … Continue reading Metro Parks athlete to compete in Rio
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
February 22, 2015 I got back from the training camp yesterday...it went okay. I let things get in my head...like the fear that I may not make the final cut...and I did not play all that well. It caused me to feel pretty down on myself and have to find a way to get out … Continue reading Just reminding myself why
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…
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
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
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
MEGAN BLUNK - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Megan Blunk is a Warrior. She battles and defeats intense adversity in her life everyday. She is a humble athlete who was born with a tenacious will that she cultivates into victory in both sport and in life. Megan is now a sophmore and plays point-guard for the University of … Continue reading Crossfit Gig Harbor”She battles and defeats intense adversity in her life everyday”.
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
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…
February 12, 2012 Sunday I thought I was okay. I thought I was going to be able to just be me again. I started the antidepressants over a month ago…and I just upped the dose last Monday. I thought I was seeing things more clearly. But I just lost it again… …I just … Continue reading Relapse
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
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
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
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.
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
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