“Everyone who acquires a brain injury will tell you that it’s hard to deal with things emotionally….”

“Everyone who acquires a brain injury will tell you that it’s hard to deal with things emotionally. About six months after, we did a race in a car that we’d modified for Top Gear, and about a week running up to it I had been foul to everyone, including my wife, and then the day before I had a breakdown and told my boss, “I don’t want to shoot the show. I’ve had enough.” And then it suddenly became clear that I was scared, and I hadn’t had to handle being scared since the crash. I’d lost all of my coping mechanisms, but once I realized that, I coped with it. But now, it’s taken it’s place in my life as one of the big things that’s happened to me along with meeting and marrying my wife, having my daughters, moving house, getting the job on Top Gear. It’s one of the big milestones of my life and if anything, it’s made me stronger.”

Richard Hammond reflecting on the Brit Car race. His first big obstacle after the ‘parking accident’. (via samandbean)

I haven’t seen this before and… it give me feelings. Lots of them

And I love the fact that getting job on TG was one of his milestones❤️