Dreams, Fears, Hopes, SDR

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2021

Me sitting at a wedding reception in a red dress, smiling. My hair is partially down and I'm wearing silver hoop earrings and red lipstick. My logo is in white in the bottom left corner. Well, it's that time of year again. Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day. I usually like to take this day… Continue reading World Cerebral Palsy Day 2021

Concepts, SDR

Relax. Rest. Repeat.

Me laying and resting on a colorful blue, white, red, and yellow hammock in El Combate, Puerto Rico I want to talk about rest. Why? Because it's not talked about enough. I mean, I definitely don't talk about it enough. My whole life I was basically drilled to be productive. Possibly because of the example… Continue reading Relax. Rest. Repeat.

Dreams, Fears, Hopes, SDR

How Far

Bigger picture from 2012 with a golden glow labeled "after" is me standing tall on a staircase and smiling. A superimposed photo in black and white, labeled "before" from 2011 is of me standing on a street corner, smiling, using my forearm crutches and my left leg is crooked inward. My logo is in white… Continue reading How Far

Controversy, Dreams, Fears, Hopes

A Hike Up Diamond Head

Me at the summit of Diamond Head Crater in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. I'm smiling with my forearm crutches against a beautiful backdrop of the ocean, beach, and tall buildings. My logo is in white in the bottom left corner. I just got back from an awesome vacation in Hawaii. Before arriving, I'd made the decision… Continue reading A Hike Up Diamond Head

SDR

A Brief Glance Inside

Maldives, South Asia, 2020 - An empty Maldivian Resort gym Source: Gym Stock photos by Vecteezy As a semi-companion to my last post, I thought I'd give an update on my personal training. A glance inside, if you will. You all know by now that training is key to my recovery from SDR surgery, right?… Continue reading A Brief Glance Inside

SDR

One

A box of chocolates. A cute stuffed teddy bear, monkey or elephant. Proclamations of love and sweet poems. Sappy cards or a lovely bouquet of red roses. That's what some of us might expect to get on Valentine's Day, am I right? That is, if you subscribe to the whole idea. If you don't, that's… Continue reading One

Dreams, Fears, Hopes

Just Three Things

I've said before that I'm hardly the face or poster person of cerebral palsy. Just here to tell parts of my story, not presume anything about anyone else's. However, my twenty-something years of lived experiences with a disability gives me some authority on the subject. When I was younger I thought I was invincible. If… Continue reading Just Three Things