A life less ordinary because I deal with a disability and every-day challenges others take for granted. I am different, I am unique; I have a different learning style and pace. I’m living a life of worth.
I look back on my own childhood, and as I do, I see a different pattern emerging of my own circumstances living with mental and emotional difficulties, I didn’t know I had. A life less ordinary, because I also didn’t know.
A life less ordinary and it’s okay that my disability makes me different. I actually love the fact that I am. Our difficulties lie with those who choose to ignore and make our disability about us, instead of accepting us for who we are. From my struggles I have been able to pull myself up and change what I had, to something that became less than ordinary.
Finding out about my disability has changed my life. I live with a disability and there is no way I am able to get away from that. I am who I am and I have achieved what I have, in spite of the obstacles of dealing with a disability I didn’t know I had.
For the first time, I am living my life on my own terms with my disability, and not the way others expect or want me to live, but the way I must live. It wouldn’t be my choice, it’s a difficult life to live, acceptance for one thing, which around a disability isn’t easily achieved.
Yes, I live and deal with a disability. Around my disability, it’s acceptance others must deal with. It’s how disability works. I am dedicating this blog to everyone with a disability who may struggle to fit into their lives with their disability.