I’m feeling a little blue today. I’m sure I’m being tested on my health. I also can’t change the way I do things and yet there are days where I feel I must defend my corner.
As a child, I was constantly being labelled, because they thought me lazy, my attention span was spasmodic. I was slow at things and in school. My father kept saying I would catch up.
Growing up, I would start something and lose interest very quickly. It was never intentioned, but very frustrating because there were so many things that I wanted to tackle, but would often have to rest. As frustrating as it was for me, it was more frustrating for everyone else, particularly my family.
It’s easy to forget that I have cerebral palsy, because it’s not always obvious, but I live in my own little world. Would a worse scenario of cerebral palsy bring about a more sympathetic response? If someone has a broken leg, people are more likely to be sympathetic, than if someone is struggling with addiction.
It’s easy to forget I struggle, but it’s obvious to me: others lose interest as a consequence.