All posts tagged: Disability

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 242

I haven’t been feeling great all weekend and for me, what comes with not feeling great and sometimes – dark thoughts. I saw this on Facebook today end it made me feel a little bit better. That and fuzzy slippers. (Check Instagram for my fuzzy slipper update) in the meantime: If you needed a reminder let me be the first to tell you. You are important. you matter. You are wonderful.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 197

There are some days where, For whatever reason you get up and do you know and that it is going to be a good day today. On the flipside there are other days where you know that something bad is going to happen. This was neither of those days. This was one of those days that memories are made of. That sounds corny, I know. But the more I have these days, The more I want to acknowledge them. The days where I just feel like a normal person. Regardless of what went on in my day, Weather I’m having a good day or not medically, regardless of the chair. My people make me feel normal, my people being, my tribe, the people who I choose to surround myself with. Not those who I have to be around. Like I said yesterday, I feel like the choosing makes all the difference. By choosing something, I inherently have control. When something is done to me, or for me without my knowledge or permission or recognition. Thus …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 181

I spent most of today lazing around watching YouTube videos and making a list of things that I will get eventually. Though I didn’t do send me adult thing this morning like laundry and paying bills I can say for the most part this weekend I’ve pretty much acted exactly like 14-year-old me. Little 14-year-old male was pretty cool, I feel like it’s time to grow up, again. Not to say I will never again leave the room watching YouTube videos, on the contrary I will probably be doing that for most of my evenings this week and at least 2 to 3 days next week what I am going to try and stop doing is creating a victim mentality for myself to Waaloa in. I know it’s a good thing to recognize emotions but there is a difference between recognizing and emotion and letting it take you over for multiple hours or days at a time. I now get that my time is precious and everything I do matter to me whether it’s work …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 176

After a day like today all I can do is Throw my hands up and let it be. People often don’t realize the power they have over at the news with something as simple as they are words. Once you say something hurtful or negative to someone it’s Out there in the universe there’s no takebacks no sorries no amount of Playcation because the thing is you set it. You have already put those negative word out there someone has heard them they have already heard and so you cannot take that back. That said let’s take a lessons from Disney if you have nothing nice to say don’t say it at all. I will add to that if you don’t know how to say something think about what you wanna see first. I think people know matter how old they are would all benefit from this lesson. To end this on a positive note when things don’t work out it’s for a reason, maybe that’s not your path, maybe you’re meant to do something …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 168

There are so many things I could talk about that happened today but instead This blog post is going to be a little different. I was kind of tired this morning not really wanting to start the day and I called a friend of mine because they were texting me about something they want me to do when I go to voicemail I left a voicemail only to hear the Acuna Matata ringtone that I assigned this person minutes later. Picking up the phone instead of saying hello or anything like that I continued to sing the entire course of a Acuna Matata from where the ringtone left off until the song finished. We then started a conversation and one thing led to another end the date begin but I think taking that moment should just have fun in a sense set the tone for today.It reminds me that everything in a day no matter how big or small is really only a set of moments when it’s finished, it’s finished. Like I lived in …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 156

I am a person who never did yet silly thing for the fact of being silly. Like, you know what I mean, little things that you might see at the store that have no real value or meaning, I think it in the fact that they are silly. Until today. It was just annoying day in general, and frustrating on many fronts but nothing that was particularly important, yet put all together all the little things created just very annoying weird day. So, I was at lunch with a friend, who knew about the craziest that was my daddy and he wound up a little creature that happens to be magnetic put it on the whiteboard and let it go. The Magic Magnet Man As I watch this thing go down the whiteboard and I laughed, I understood in that moment a lot of things about life. Today I was taking things too seriously. Today I was in a bad mood. Today was not my day. And that’s OK. I can finish what I didn’t …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 155

Well, I didn’t fall out of my chair today. Progress! As my friend Britney says. Instead, today I lost my glasses and found them eat ours later wedge between my mattress and bedframe. I won’t take credit for that find though that was all my attendant, I give credit where credit is due and she is awesome.I did aged 10 years while they were gone though. So stressed. Even though today was stressful I am still trying to live by that notion, I am where I am supposed to be and nowhere else. Whatever it’s going to happen, will happen Weather I have control over it or night. There are some things that it’s just not worth stressing over. There are some things that you can only control to the point so I’m going to roll with the punches and do what I feel is the right when I feel it is right for me. It took me a while to come to that conclusion and be OK with that, I still don’t know if …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 154

When I saw this on Facebook I just had to share. Life is to short to be normal I need to remember that today, especially after the last few days I’ve had. To remember to love and embrace myself the way I am and not get down on myself were not being “normal” it’s something I have been trying to get through my thick skull for a very long time. It is also part of the reason I started this blog. So earlier today I reached over to friends of mine to tell them aboutIn the recent developments, and catch up a little bit, and to use them as a sounding board for a few things. Instead of the reaction I thought I was going to get, the exact opposite happened. These friends seemed unsupportive, and, dare I say mean. After finishing my conversation with him which was rather short. I thought for a second and instead of dwelling on the fact that they were mean, seemingly. Ended up calling someone else. We had a …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 152

I wish I could say I was more productive today but sometimes it’s not always about being productive in a “Let’s get it done” type of way. Sometimes allowing yourself a moment process or even just having one day a week to yourself or one hourIs productivity. Without that time a person becomes overworked, stress and angry, not to mention a Marriott of other emotions that I won’t get into. Today I met a new friend and chatted with a few old ones. I was also saddened by some changes the movement but I’m not going to focus on that. Why because that is something I cannot change and thinking about it we’re trying to change it will just put me in a negative mood and I only get two days off on the weekend so I’m not going to spend them negatively. Unless absolutely necessary. Life is too short.