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365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 174

When you find people who I like you. Who get you for who you are. Who you don’t have to explain anything to. Who are just excepting of you as you are. Who truly love being around you are a person, with no filter, no expectations, or preconceived notion’s. You have found your people stick with them. Love them. let them know you appreciate them. Those people are your people.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 55

A day doesn’t have to be full of memorable experience it to be memorable. For the same reason some of the littlest things that happen to of us become the things that we remember. It has been freakishly hot today so much so that nobody wants to do anything say anything or be anywhere other than inside in the air conditioning. Today is also the last day I have with my youngest cat Persia. She is going to be pleased with a new family tomorrow and of the way I know it is the right thing to do it still breaks my heart. That said, I am really hoping I get to witness a moment of connection between a cat and its owner, I really believe that animals are meant to be with certain people, and when they find that person or that person finds them the connection is palpable. I have had that and I want that for somebody else so I really hope that I get to witness that tomorrow. In that moment …

Pushing A Wheelchair: Not As Easy As It Looks

I’m sorry for the break between videos. I needed to figure out a few things before I could continue with YouTube. Watch my next vlog to get caught up with all that. It actually someone ties into today’s post.Being able to independently get around is a huge part of my life. It enables me to do many things that I couldn’t do it otherwise. Obviously. Some take this for granted, I know I used to when I was solely ambulatory, now getting around can be harder sometimes it is definitely something I have to take into consideration. Being able to independently get around is a huge part of my life. It enables me to do many things that I couldn’t do it otherwise. Obviously. Some take this for granted, I know I used to when I was solely ambulatory, now getting around can be harder sometimes it is definitely something I have to take into consideration. Since I am still able to use my arms I choose to use a manual chair And hope to use one …

Somewhere To Put Your Ass: Seating Cushions And Backs

Choosing seating is a very personal and customizable choice and will be different for every user depending on how much you use your chair and what you use your chair for. That said, seating is one of the most important parts of a chair as improper seating can cause pain, pressure sores and muscle tightening and other issues. Seating is expensive and I’m not going to beat around the bush about that, but I feel like some as important as your body and positioning at stake, it is worth the investment, at least for me. I went over a few different options for seating in this video, however, there are many others that I did not mention. Wheelchair seating is such a broad topic, I can’t pretend to know it all, even if I wanted to. So please, please, please, ask your doctor or OT as I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose or give medical advice regarding your situation. Everyone is their own brand of different, and we are all unique, and therefore …

Blizzards Don’t Put A Freeze On Life: Extreme Weather & Cerebral Palsy

In this blizzard conditions, I could just stay at home and wait for it to pass. But, if I did that, I would be waiting for six or more months. And, I would never get anything done. So, I choose to go out. That said, I choose my days and times wisely, and the activities around those days and times are chosen strategically as well. For instance, The only thing I did that day other than Christmas shopping was work. Which is something I can do from my home and I spend basically, all day behind a computer. So, I am not exerting as much physical energy during the day. So that I can do more at night. This is also why I choose to use my wheelchair at work. So that I have energy and mobility to live my life. Blizzards Don’t Put A Freeze On Life: Extreme Weather & Cerebral Palsy It also helps, that I have people in my life who understand. And, who are notjudgemental of me my fatigue or my …

Who said ” I hate Monday’s”

It is true that when I think of the work week Monday is the most dreaded day of all,  and Friday seems to be what everyone looks forward to. For me though, and this is just me, Mondays are my day to get things done. This particular Monday I had two appointments and an errand to run that of course took longer than I thought. All this to say eventually I was hating Monday, not for the day it’s self but for all the obstacles that seemed to be put in my way. Somehow though, everything got figured out, completed,  and things started to straighten themselves out for the rest of the week. This is a long-winded way of me saying, in days when a hard times occur, it is really easy to throw in the towel and tell the world you’re done. Because it’s hard, and it feels wrong, and things that are worthwhile shouldn’t be this hard. But even in the hardest days there is something to smile about. Something that has gone …

Love Is All You Need; Acceptance Versus Dnial: My Journey Through Disability

I recently watched a YouTube video about accepting your body for what it is, not necessarily giving up but realizing that there are some things that will not change.  The video was speaking to weight loss and weight loss goals, but, I think the sentiment can be said for most anything. Listening to this video I immediately connected it to disability and within five minutes I had what some would call a awe ha moment. Growing up I was treated like any other child I did chores, went to school,  played sports and never thought of myself as different. It was known  that Gym wasn’t my favorite but I got through it and with a few adaptations I was able to do what everyone else did. It was only once I got to high school  I realized, I was, In fact, different. Suddenly,  not only gym was different, but, people started to look at me more, I started to get more pain, I couldn’t do things that other people could.  It was in high school …

When Life Throws Your Curveballs Learn to Play Catch: Why Living My CP Life has been Inactive

After a long unplanned absence from both this blog and my Youtube channel (I ran into a few life issue I needed to take care of) I will be back to regular posting on both this blog and the Living My CP Life Youtube Channel on Sunday November 30. I hope to post Once a week on Youtube and twice a week on this blog. If you have any topics you would like me to cover on either platform please let me know in the comments. if you would rather send me a message directly feel free to use the “No Question should go unanswered” section located on the right sidebar of the homepage. I will try my best to keep to this schedule – please forgive me if my posting is a bit sporadic in the next few months as we are entering the holiday season. what have I been up to over the past few months – watch my life update video posted November 29 to find out!