All posts tagged: adapt

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 270

I have to say the next few days of posts will be very short. I got a concussion a few weeks ago and haven’t been treating it properly so I am now on strict precautions for very little screen time to wrap my head heel. One thing I can say not having had a concussion before I now understand how simple things can be made so hard. And things that I take for granted like being able to use the phone or computer have become harder for me which is why I think this quote encapsulates his experience because through all of this and through whatever a person goes through you should never let an experience or a situation though your sparkle. I once thought the work was everything and being good at work and was going to mean everything to me and in my life. That is not true at least for me because I realize now more than ever that work is only one aspect of what makes me me and there are …

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 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 266

this is so perfect for today because I think for the first time in a while I am totally OK with my circle. Big or small I know where everything fits. Not to say that something won’t change, actually I hope it does but that I am completely OK with understanding that some people are only to be in your circle for time while others will be there a lifetime. I am not afraid to let people go – or to truly let things be and follow the path that is put in front of me as I discover it. I think as scary as it is to say I am ready to leave what I know for something different that I feel is going to be more authentic to me. What that is, I have no idea but I am willing to lean into the wind, listen carefully walk with intention and open my eyes to what’s next.

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 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 259

First I need to say this is not one of my fur babies I got this off of a good old Facebook. So I take no credit for the photo with the wise words that we all know are true. i’d like to take a moment to acknowledge those four-legged friends in our lives whether they be feline canine or something else entirely. Never know it may be true that in many ways they run our lives I want to give some credit today to all that you do for us. The secrets they keep, the tears they dry, and the days they make just a little better just by being around. I have said it before and I will say it again I couldn’t imagine my life with out fur babies. And I couldn’t imagine their lives without me. So as much as it is true dogs have owners and cats have staff the love between us is worth it.