I remember helping a friend work through some issues when the conversation moved to my blog. I used to think that everyone could do what I do, but through our conversation, it became clear that my writing came with my disability, as a gift.
Whilst I have failed at most things and was embarrassed to talk about or even own up to those, those failings have been replaced with something more that allows me to see the world from an altogether different standpoint.
Through this standpoint I am able to see the bigger picture on my experiences, whilst helping others understand their own lives through their own experiences.
Having neurological and emotional impairments; being able to write in this way and bringing understanding to all of my experiences, has become the light at the end of a very dark tunnel.