On Friday, December 2, 2016, a traumatic injury caused severe damage to my spine.  It was so severe that I will never be who I was, the person I knew, have the life I enjoyed or the career that I had and, I am broken.  This blog is about my new life, chronic pain, how I had to change, acceptance, being positive and telling a story.  I walk through the streets of New York City as part of my therapy to gain strength, stability and I measure my distance and progress by counting my “steps.” It also gives me time to take a second look at a a vibrant, exciting city through a “lens” with many filters and, to capture those moments I see on film.

– cnichols