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 😛

just keep pushing forward :P

When you had an amazing weekend but it's Monday and you gotta go back to reality. :/ Today was rough... Today was a day I let fear overwhelm me. What am I doing? Can I handle it?? Am I really going to be okay? Can I really do this?? 😣 But the answer is yes, … Continue reading just keep pushing forward 😛

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

What I have learned since being in California…

I feel scared that I won't be successful. I feel like a failure a lot of the time these past four weeks since being laid off. I feel like I did not plan in the ways that I needed to plan to make sure I was ready for the real world after basketball ended. In … Continue reading What I have learned since being in California…

Surfing

...kinda crazy...but once I got out there I really didn’t care about the sharks at all. ...the crazy part was that I actually thought it would be cool to see them out there. that part is crazy. But what was cool is that just being out there and going through the waves like that helped me … Continue reading Surfing

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 :/

A night on the town woot woot haha

Soooo last night I went and watched the warriors game, by muhself, at a bar. ☺️ awww I’m growing up so fast :p i was out paddle boarding with my roommate and her friends earlier in the day when they brought up the game & that they might go watch it. I got super excited … Continue reading A night on the town woot woot haha

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 🙂

Good Stress

I am at the coffee shop working on my speech I am going to give to an Elementary School in my hometown tomorrow J   And as I work on it I have had so many emotions going through my head (actually, while I prepare to work on it) 😛     This morning I … Continue reading Good Stress

just some thoughts I had while driving

I remember when I used to think that “someday I will figure it all out and I will know how to just be happy.” I actually thought that it was something that I was doing wrong. I saw adults who seemed to have it all together. They seemed calm and in control and I admired … Continue reading just some thoughts I had while driving

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

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

#GAME CHANGERS

I am officially the coach of my Niece's 3rd-5th grade PAA Basketball team 🙂 I am so excited!! Robbie Jamison....it is weird to now be where you were when I was ten! 🙂 I hope to be as good of a coach to these girls as you and your dad were to me! 🙂 ❤ … Continue reading #GAME CHANGERS

1st time Subbing for 2nd Grade

Ohhhh boy, 2nd grade is a whole other world!!! haha the kids were awesome 🙂 But oh my gosh they will try to trick you like no other when you are the sub!! So... it started out with waking up at 4am because I was too excited/nervous/anxious to sleep (This was only my second class … Continue reading 1st time Subbing for 2nd Grade

Maughan Prosthetics and Orthotics

I know how overwhelming it can be to find a Orthotist that really, truly cares about you and what you need. For the first two years after my accident I had leg braces that would cause me to have huge sores all over my feet and make it so that I was in so much … Continue reading Maughan Prosthetics and Orthotics

Gig Harbor Paralympian visits White House

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

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

…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 😉

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

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

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