Something to remember, when you’re anxious around people.
This describes my day and I didn’t even write it. it’s true even though I have a really hard time with it so this week will be interesting to say the least. #QuoteOfTheDay
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 …
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: …
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 …
Even when days are not so great I get that back to the fact that they have been worse. There was a time when I could not see making it to the next week if not the next day. And then I remember:
This weekend has been so of the ups and downs that is life awesomeness and a real shock and awe, Dread, and terror. I feel like this is appropriate and so true today: hang on tight and enjoy the ride. (Not my photo)
How do I explain my day today. I don’t know. I have no words. It is in these times I turn to someone else. thank you lessons learned in life for saying the word I couldn’t expressing the feelings that elude me and taking over when I can’t.
When the universe is doing all it can to show you the way it would be silly to ignore the signs and pay no attention. Love your journey. It’s yours and yours alone. Embrace it.
This says everything about my journey so far and is so emblematic of the person I try to be. If you are in a rough place just know there is light somewhere. ❤️❤️❤️