All posts tagged: acceptance

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 269

I couldn’t agree more. I don’t know if this is something that comes with English or experience or just knowing yourself but it’s so true. Especially in the context of this blog, I tried to post something positive most days giving you a little look into my wife while at the same time trying to keep it real and not trying to paint everything with rose coloured glasses. Everyone goes through personal struggle that’s just a fact. Then there are people who have additional challenges whatever they are and sometimes for those people life can look different but is still valuable and can still be valuable. This is something for us all to remember. Sometimes the most broken people are the most interesting to talk to you and sometimes the quietest person has every reason behind their silence. Some people are fun. Some people wear their heart on their sleeve. And some people live unapologetically authentically. Life is ironic.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 267

I thought because today is Valentine’s Day I would talk a little bit about self-care. Something that I have been really bad at lately and my body and so are getting mad at me for it. How do I know what? I just do, I can feel it and sends it and as much as I am in my authentic self with in that but I also know when my alignment is off. I know it sounds a little woo but it works for me. I am the type of person to give and give to other people or things in my life to the extent that I will often leave myself for last and go and do things because they need to be done or it would be easier to do X now instead of ex and Y later so I basically run myself to the bone. I acknowledge that, but now I feel it even more intensely and deeper than I have before. So I am taking my self-care seriously and, not just …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 265

I was really hard on myself today for needing to take a break. I couldn’t figure out why. Logically I knew it was okay to need one, but because I think I have done more with less at other points in my life it seemed weird or wrong or like I was giving up too soon to throw in the towel now. Then as I lay here in a haze I saw this: I realized by giving myself a break now I was actually doing more for myself and then I ever was in the past. I care about myself now as a whole person and not as selective portions of people I feel like I should or could be. Being authentic has forced me to become more deliberate with my actions and choose more carefully how why and who I do things with. This has only benefitted me. Now I am able to look back and see the error of my ways in previous situations and make better choices the next go around. Though …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 263

I don’t want to say much more because I feel like this says it all. I have a personal connection with project semicolon and I know reading these words or giving advice to someone is one thing but actually being on the other side and the recipient of one of these simple app, I can tell you from experience, has made me cry before. Has recently made my entire day. It has made me feel like a person, At a time when I didn’t know who I was never mind what my purpose was. There was a time when I didn’t know if I word it be able to keep plans that were made or we can advance. A time when things were so bleak I couldn’t see past the next few hours. Really. Seriously. It was bad. I still have those thoughts sometimes but thanks to a lot of work and some good professional I am in a better place. Life has the will and does go out with or without you but I …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 262

Warning the following blog post is up a little bit deep. I may sound a little dash off my rocker and a little bit whooo.Bear with me for a minute, and read to the end before you judge. I saw this and I really hope it applies to me. I need to know the answer to a question I have had for months and hopefully by the end of the week I will have it. I am just hoping that the answer is what I wanted to be, but if not I will have to find a way and I will because I always do, but I just want something to work out for once. I know this sounds negative and really unlike me, I try to be as positive as possible in my blogs because who wants to read about negative things. I am just really going through it right now, and above is how I honestly feel. I know life doesn’t always work out the way you want but it works out the …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 260

I feel like way too often we as people with differences or people with disabilities are misunderstood and the things that we may get a kick out of or celebrate like being able to dry your own hair other people just don’t quite get it. So though I see The intended message of this image, be around people who are positive and make you happy rather than those who are negative and suck the energy out of you. I also see be around the people who celebrate the little things with you who understand why and how, getting assistive technology can change your life. I think it’s universally known that people who live with challenges whatever they may be whether physical or not have it harder in one way or another or several ways than other people and I think it’s time that we as those people, Acknowledge that and society does as well. Understanding makes a huge difference and often is And the difference between our friendships and non-friendships. I’ll end by saying this: …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 257

There are definitely days where living in the moment is a choice and letting things roll off your back is a task and a half. I want to acknowledge that. Today was one of those days. Not in the majority actually but when it came to accessibility. I could take this blog post in many different ways but for the sake of time and education I am going to say, accessibility is not just physical, it is as much to do with attitudes and assumptions being barriers as it is weather for stairs. Something to keep in mind when you next encounter a person with a disability. That said, the right attitude can get you through almost any situation this is true both in life and in terms of accessibility and living with a disability as part of your daily existence. If you have one or two good people in your life that can keep the right type of attitude for you it’s surprising how much your life can change and you can get through. …

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 …