Controversy, SDR

Gym –– Better Than Tv

I remembered a little story about personal training that I want to share with everyone. It was the end of a session with T. As always, we finished up in the stretching area, stretching my hamstrings and quads. I noticed another woman staring. I’m no stranger to others staring at me, my gait, my crutches...whatever.… Continue reading Gym –– Better Than Tv

Daily Life, SDR

Exercise and Endorphins

Remember how I said I wanted to go to the gym more often in 2022? Well just this past week, I went twice! I’m pretty proud of that. I even went in freezing temperatures. You’re probably thinking big deal, right? It’s a big deal for me. Especially in this atrocious winter weather. Thought I’d give… Continue reading Exercise and Endorphins

Concepts

Greatest Expectations

I’ve talked a bit on here about positivity and how constant positivity and smiling faces are a lie. That’s still all true. I can’t be positive one hundred percent of the time. It’s unfair to be asked that society asks such a thing. Plus, constant positivity is not truthful. It’s not real. I’ve had plenty… Continue reading Greatest Expectations

Daily Life, SDR

Resolutions and Truths

My bad, I haven’t posted since last year…. Ok. That’s the first and only time I’ll make that kind of joke. Seriously, though… Happy New Year! Is it still acceptable to say that? It’s unbelievable that it’s mid January already. Such a weird and strange time as we head into what is unfortunately another year… Continue reading Resolutions and Truths

Daily Life

The Assumption of Shyness

Once I insisted on hiding my crutches whenever there was a camera pointed at me. I guess I wanted to feel like they didn’t constantly follow me everywhere I went, just for a moment. I was frustrated. Impatient. So I posed without them. Even if I lost my balance and fell over or looked awkward… Continue reading The Assumption of Shyness

Dreams, Fears, Hopes

A Future With Children

I want children — eventually. I've known that for a long time. You might already know that from previous posts or not. But you do now. I posted my thoughts about motherhood a while ago but my perspective has, of course, changed in two years. Not necessarily my decision whether to have children — that… Continue reading A Future With Children

Concepts

Impossibility

I've talked a bit about this before but today will be more detail about how it’s impossible to expect help from total strangers, being disabled. In the past, I've said it's because I was never afforded the particular luxury, assuming someone non-disabled will help me. That's still true — it’s practically nonexistent. In fact, it's… Continue reading Impossibility