All posts tagged: living disabled vs being disabled

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.

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 …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 255

I just had a teachable moment with someone. Who was cutting me off when I spoke, thinking she knew what I wanted like she was a mind reader, and trying to make me work at her speed. This doesn’t happen at my house. Sometimes I will let one of these things go, given his situation but lately I have become much more of a boss, especially with my help. The days of walking over Mindy are long gone and the days of me standing up for myself I have become a reality and it’s not sometimes it’s pretty much all the time now. This might sound bitchy and self-centred but please no I do not mean it that way. I do not have time for sub par help. If you do not want to be around me in a positive way in my house you can leave. If you insult me, my family or something I hold close to my heart. You can leave. If you do not believe that I know what’s best for …