Ireland

This may sound a little overdramatic… Almost 3 years ago now I was lying in a hospital room in the ER after a bad car accident. My dad hadn’t gotten there yet. I was lying on my back, neck brace and all, staring up at the ceiling. I think at this point they’d given me … More Ireland

Phases of 30

The older I get, the more it feels like our lives are broken up into various stages. From childhood to our mid-twenties, I think we are always progressing through some kind of phase. At least for me, it seems like I’ve always had one specific obstacle that stood out more than any others that I … More Phases of 30

On Being Sick

I’ll be the first to admit I am a giant baby when I get sick. Not necessarily in the “Wah wah pitiful me” kind of way but more in the “This sucks. I’m pissed and I hate the world” kind of way. It’s hard to even lay in bed and watch TV because I can’t … More On Being Sick

Old Home Movies

I am extremely lucky that my parents live pretty close to me and as a result, I get to see them pretty often. I try to never take that fact for granted. This weekend they brought me some old movies my mom had recently put on DVD (Costco literally does everything). Being the nostalgia junkie … More Old Home Movies

Book Recommendation: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

As an avid inspiration junkie, but also an avid reader, I decided to start a new segment on the blog. Welcome to my very first book recommendation! I heard Karen Armstrong speak on a podcast back in December on the idea of compassion in relation to all of the religions of the world. I immediately … More Book Recommendation: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Down the Tunnel

There seems to always come a day when you start to finally accept your disability. When you start to accept yourself and focus on the positive. And then you find out you have a vision threatening ulcer on each of your eyes why? Because you can’t close your eyes fully every night because you have … More Down the Tunnel

Things ‘n Things

As I was flipping through my first issue of Conde Nast Traveler (thanks American Airlines miles!), I was inspired to write about something that has nothing to do with my having a disability. I wrote a post a while back about┬áLiving on One Dollar, an extremely touching and thought-provoking documentary on Netflix. The older I … More Things ‘n Things