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A rough week of getting sick and getting anxious

A rough week of getting sick and getting anxious

My body is wonky in a lot of ways, but I think the most obnoxious is how easily I get sick. There was a chunk of my childhood where I’d suddenly get sick, land in the ER, and spend a week in the hospital every […]

What my first job has taught me

What my first job has taught me

I waited for a job for so long. In high school, I watched with envy as the other kids picked up shifts at McDonalds or babysitting. It killed me to know that they got to earn their own money to spend on whatever they wanted, […]

My life at the moment | A chatty little update in April

My life at the moment | A chatty little update in April

My friends and I were all obsessed with Xanga in middle school? Does anyone else remember Xanga? I feel like most people were on Livejournal, but I could never get the hang of it. Anyway, we’d all log on and write about our boring, 12 […]

Tips for making plans when you’re in a wheelchair

Tips for making plans when you’re in a wheelchair

My family will never be the spontaneous bunch. With two disabled adults sharing one caregiver (luv u mom), it takes a bit of time for us to be able to get around and out of the house. And that’s just to go grocery shopping or […]

Dodging the disability debt spiral

Dodging the disability debt spiral

Not so fun fact: having a disability makes debt far more likely. Why? For a lot of reasons – enough that I could have a separate blog dedicated to the issue. Having a disability can make it difficult to work in a million different ways. […]

What do you do when you can’t see yourself represented anywhere

What do you do when you can’t see yourself represented anywhere

Close your eyes and picture the person who’s got it all figured out. The one who’s living the kind of life you want, the one with the answers and the one you look to when you’re trying to plan for your future. They’re the person […]

Smartphone Fun: How Your Phone Can Keep You Occupied When You’re at a Loose End

Smartphone Fun: How Your Phone Can Keep You Occupied When You’re at a Loose End

Is there anything worse than sitting around waiting? If you’re like me, you get bored way too easily. Those moments when it feels like you have nothing to do are agonizing. It could be when you’re waiting for a bus or sitting on a train […]

Happiest stories from March!

Happiest stories from March!

I don’t know about you, but I tend to dwell. There are so many horrible, depressing things happening in the world and sometimes it feels like that’s all I, or anyone else, ever focus on. People who know me might not believe me when I […]

On the subject of pity

On the subject of pity

I was listening to Dax’s podcast, Armchair Expert, a few weeks ago and there was a moment that stood out to me in the episode with Ashton Kutcher. Ashton was talking about his disabled brother, who told him something along the lines of ‘every time […]

Maintaining A Great Social Life When You Suffer From Anxiety

Maintaining A Great Social Life When You Suffer From Anxiety

Being social and maintaining relationships as an adult is hard, whether you’re disabled or anxious or just busy. The thought of certain social situations can feel wildly daunting and scary. What’s the right thing to say? What if you’re too clingy? Are you awkward? Did […]