Tag Archives: Disability

You have friends, good friends, family, and those who you would consider acquaintances. I am a person who has all of these. I think it is accurate for me to say I realize who falls into each one of these “groups“ And it works out as it should. I am not able to see certain people as often as I would like, and I see people who I want to see often, I also keep in contact with certain people.One thing I don’t like which many people often do is giving your opinion and or voicing something when it quite obviously is not the time to do so. I like to think that I am open minded and I care about other peoples opinions so please don’t take this as Me saying “you need to be certain way around me“ instead, what I’m saying is if you know someone is…

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As a person who is different I have always found I have faced more and or different barriers than others. I have compensated doing what I can do very well. I have always felt the need to go above and beyond to prove myself and to break down barriers in stigmas. I still feel this way but I now realize making life harder on myself For another person’s benefit is not something I necessarily have to do. I put that pressure on myself. And the people who want to be around me and like me for me shouldn’t be putting that pressure on me. Just seems like common sense now that I understand it but it took me forever to wrap my head around and now I have I feel as if life is going to be much different but different for the better. I’ll be living life for me…

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I didn’t sleep a wink last night and my head didn’t help. Anyone with anxiety will understand. I ended up waking up a friend of mine and talking to her for probably like an hour and a half. Just trying to make sense of what was going through my head. I am the master of being able to think 12 steps ahead and then not Being able to let it go or go back to step one once I’ve gotten to step 12. So this ends up in me being rather fatigued today. I did absolutely nothing and that’s OK. I coloured in a colouring book and I got my groceries delivered so, in a way, I was adulting. To say I got no sleep would be a lie because I did get some sleep it was just in the morning probably for like six hours now that I think…

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I have always had to be reported that it’s a fact. For many people in my life it was not a big thing. I didn’t even consider it a thing until I entered my early 20s and started ageing with a disability. All of a sudden, fatigue became real and the ability to get around became more difficult. I’m now at a point in my life in which I would say I am my most authentic the best version of myself and really loving my life my movement is much different I can’t feel my thighs I can’t feel parts of my feet quite honestly the only thing I can feel with certainty is pain. I do not want sympathy I am not writing this blog series for that. I am simply being honest. And it sucks, especially now when it’s gloomy outside and your work computer is messing up…

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I feel like this quotereally sums up today and is especially poignant now. as I embark on a new chapter I am both nervous and excited – equal parts of each. As I try and shake off the anchor that has been weighing me down for many years. It says exactly this. I know no different and can walk into a room with confidence and tell you different. Whether you choose to listen to me is your decision. I love myself either way. This may sound a narcissistic but I’m telling you it’s not, this is me finally coming out of the shadows and allowing myself to shine regardless of challenge, circumstance, or anything in between. I know I deserve more than subpar and I know I deserve more than subpar respect. Why? Because I am a human just like you and because if you have asked to speak to…

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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…

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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.

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…

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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…

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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…

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