On Dealing with a Disability, Mentally & Physically

When people think about disabilities, I think the first thing that comes to mind are usually the physical aspects. The physical effects of having something like MD are without a doubt, extremely trying. With every fall, I’m not sure how much longer my knees are going to hold out. But what can really take a … More On Dealing with a Disability, Mentally & Physically

On Graduation

It’s commencement weekend in my town for the university I both went to and now work for. This weekend means a lot of things: it means I’ll be hearing Pomp and Circumstance a lot. It means all around my house will be a buzz and students walking around in their caps and gowns. It means everyone will … More On Graduation

On Dropping Stuff

When I get angry either at my disability or just about having one in general, I feel two things: 1) The need to vocalize anything and everything I’ve been angry about for the last 3-6 months, and 2) The need to angry tweet at someone. Usually it’s Donald Trump cause he’s almost always done something … More On Dropping Stuff

On Trying

I’ve recently discovered why the word “trying” actually has two meanings. There’s “trying” to do something, as in you’re attempting to do something. Then there’s “wow this experience is really trying”, as in this experience is really sucking the life out of you. What Webster’s Dictionary fails to include is that trying can in fact, … More On Trying

On Aging

There are a lot of things people don’t warn you about or that you can never really be prepared for when it comes to getting older. Yes you get to know yourself better. Yes it’s nice to be in control of your life and make your own decisions. But you also have to watch more … More On Aging

On Anxiety

I’ve always considered myself to be a worrier. I’ve even been teased by my friends about it before. I thought it was just something I inherited from my family, some of whom are also worriers. I thought maybe it was just a side effect of my disability…that I got worried or nervous about certain situations … More On Anxiety

On Growing Up

Growing up and getting older is hard. It’s something that you’ll never be able to be taught in school. It comes with a lot of rewards, but it also creates an entirely new set of challenges. Everyone else around you gets older too. You start losing loved ones or you lose them at a more … More On Growing Up