Finding out about cerebral palsy at 46 and autism at 56, means the weight off my shoulders has finally been lifted. Learning about my disabilities, my symptoms and my challenges has literally been life-changing.
Anything we struggle with that we get to know about, ‘is a’ weight off our shoulders. It’s my truth, knowing my truth is a relief. Even if I had been able to place my disability as a child, I would still have needed to understand ‘me.’
Learning about myself and writing about my experiences has not only brought about clarity, but it has brought what I had to deal with out of the doldrums, and it’s finally no longer a secret. Where others have free will, the universe is unable to act and help us.
The fact that my disability is no longer hidden is the biggest weight lifted. To be able to share my concerns, to know that I’m not alone, that we all deal with something, helps.
Sharing my thoughts alleviates my anxiety, it’s a release, a respite; it lifts the burden, it eases all of my concerns with a little more ease.