All posts tagged: ability

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 268

I had to remind myself of this today and I had to keep reminding myself of this all week really but it’s a good piece of advice.And someone with a disability I can say that I often have challenges that others may not and often have to prove myself just doing “normal” things. often people underestimate me and when they do I have to say I just kind of laughed to myself because I know when I approve them on they are going to be the ones shocked and having to renegotiate what they thought of me while I sit humbly thinking well I knew I could do it. I acknowledge it may take me longer and I may do it in a different way but in the end it gets done and a lot of the time people realize how inefficient they once were or are when they see how another person does something. So underestimate me that’s fine just don’t be shocked when the underestimated rise. This probably sounds arrogant I am not …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 256

I feel like often people don’t realize how much being able to do that little thing really does impacts our life. Today I got to use One of those blow drying combs and it actually worked. I am so excited now I can dry my own hair. I was also able to get in my cupholder reattached to my chair after it fell off and having it work again is like I can’t even explain. I’ve been having trouble with it falling off for the past few days so now having it secure and just feel better. Being able to hold and transport my own coffee that’s like a thing. I think people often take for granted the cupholders they have in their car or their ability to hold something and walk. These type of things just make me feel “normal”. I even might be getting a bath lift that will allow me to take baths again. That I haven’t done in at least six months and I love baths. All good things, all good …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 175

As I continue on my journey of self discovery – oh wow that sounds really deep. Let’s break this down, it has taken me 28 years to make some of the realization that I have recently come to but at least I’ve made them. I am now starting to figure out what a real friend is, how they should act and treat you and how I as a person need and want to be treated. It’s not high maintenance or snobbishness it’s the willingness to put forwarded to the world clear boundaries that show the world you want take certain things you won’t stand for certain things and you can make your own decisions. The thing is though the closer I come to a version of an authentic self in the more I like myself, the more I understand who I am and am meant to be. I Short Story Long, I don’t want to be normal anymore I don’t want to blend in with the crowd I don’t want to be forgettable. I want …

365 Days Living In The Moment: Day 171

There’s a point when you know who you are when nothing can knock you off your game. When people try to destabilize you it may work for a minute, or even two, but you eventually realized what you were worrying about doesn’t really matter in the long run. Because, if it did people would care more, you would care more. But instead, you decide, not to prove them wrong, or take a stand, but to just do. Just do, and let the world be. If the experience is meant to happen, it is meant to happen. If your path is going to take you a different route, let it happen – it’s going to happen anyway. Why fight it. There’s no use fighting for her life that is not purely routed in your own purpose. Let it be.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 140

Sometimes you meet people out of nowhere and they stay in your life forever and sometimes you meet people that you’re just vibe with right off the bat. That was me today with my new hairstylist. I should say for any family who maybe meeting, I have not gotten rid of my old hairstylist, OG, I just need a change. I found one whom my manicurist recommended and it seems that we just get each other. Which is nice when you’re dealing with something like hair -being such a personal thing that we have to look at and wear all the time. Reflecting on today though are you ago I would not have even asked for recommendations and if I did I wouldn’t be one too reach out to other people I would’ve been too nervous were scared where as now today I did it without thanking about it which I believe is a step for me so it must be. I think with many parts of growth you won’t notice them until long after …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 128

Another normal workday come and gone. But you don’t want to hear about that. What I found most interesting was when I got home unpacked all my stuff I found myself getting into bed around 5 o’clock not that I was going to sleep right away, but I spend a lot of time in my room especially in my bed. Why? I can only think that it is because especially when I’m out all day it takes energy out of me, of course and for me I guess I feel like why would I lie on the couch when I could lie on what I would consider a much bigger couch. Lol Open myself thinking is this what everyone does, this doesn’t seem like a life for me. But then, I realize do I care what everyone else does? No not really. Do I want to be like everyone else? No I don’t. Do I find those thoughts sobering? Yes. But then I think about everything I didn’t do today and how I know that …