Category Archives: Video Blog Posts

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,…

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Ask, just ask! One of the most annoying things about having a physical disability is the questions – or should I say lack thereof. Instead of staring ask, I’m an open book and will talk about almost anything. It’s not intrusive or rude to ask questions assuming you do so in a respectful manner, in fact, it makes me feel good; to debunk myths, provide knowledge, and show people that there is more to me than a limp or a sway. I have been known to say “hi” to random people especially kids when they walk by and see me. This is my way of opening the door to a possible conversation. Ninety percent of the time I only get a shy “hi” back but at least I’ve broken the ice. I don’t consider staring rude unless rude comments follow; on the contrary, I consider staring a form of curiosity.…

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About a year ago I posted a video about summer jobs with a disability. If you would like to watch it see the link below. Although, all of those points still stand true and I stand by what I said in that video completely, over the past year I have gained so additional knowledge and experience I feel I need to share. I may have made it seem simple in my video, there is only so much you can say in 5-7 minutes, and of course something like employment would vary from state to state, province to province. What may be more common though is the position a person is put in after education weather they have a disability or not. I personally have a student job. How do I have a student job now, I took a few classes through the term, so I could keep my job. I…

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This was a last minute vlog that turned out to be Awesome.  I know it doesn’t really go with my “Life with a disability series ” – which will be back next week but we don’t get many nice Spring/Summer days here so when we do. My friends and I like to take full advantage of them at the park, or doing something outside. When I saw this cargo net I couldn’t pass up the challenge. the last time I saw  on of these I was in elementary school school  and I couldn’t do it then.  This time not only did I climb it but I climbed it  backwards and in flip-flops. It wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be. I’m thunking I’ll try indoor rock climbing next. I now realize I can’t be in a conventional gym, I need to make my workouts fun.…

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This is my second video in my “Living with a Disability” series. I have put together a video about Mobility aids and CP. By no means am I trying to brag by posting this video. Mobility aids have been a part of my life for a long lime. I’ve always gotten questions about them, from friends, family and others. If you have any information about mobility aids that I didn’t talk about please feel free to post it below. Mobility aids are very individualized, even though they may look the same. Something that I use in one way another person may use in a different way. For that reason what works for me may not work for you. Many people with disabilities may have all or some of what I have (Walker, wheelchair, crutches, scooter). I recognize this many mobility aims me seem excessive to people. In my case it…

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This is the kick off video for my Living with a disability series. In this series I will be talking about: Past surgeries I have had The different equipment I use on a daily basis How to use a walker effectively Home help Dealing with attendants This video series will be posted on YouTube as well as here on my blog. If you have any other topics you would like me to talk about or do a video on please let me know either through my versus forms of social media or my contact me page and I will put them on my list of future videos, I will need a few ideas of videos to do after my surgery. This may seem very superficial to some, but I have been struggling with this “lump” as I call it for a year and a half and I feel it has…

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