Allow me to introduce myself… again. After taking several years to address health issues, unable to be gainfully employed, multiple changes (doctors, relocating, changing friends, lots of reading and reevaluation), current events stir the passion in me where I cannot sit back and watch how people with disabilities are being treated. I’ve never been one to sit back and watch while injustice, even chaos, is taking place.
Since I am not the same person I was 3 years ago, I am creating a lifestyle that fits who I have become. Having the ability to change is as difficult as making the decision to change. There are losses, additions, new people, unfamiliar experiences… basically, a whole new life. If you’re lucky, it’s exciting… but rarely is it always fun.
It takes courage, determination, and perseverance.
So here goes.
I’m back! My life is better than ever after getting rid of toxic people and moving away from the city that kept me in a stunted, unfulfilled status. Looking back, I am saddened at all the years I repeated the same cycle, never growing, and believing my situation was my lot in life. So what made me change? I began challenging what I thought were “truths”, and realized I was living the way my parents taught me instead of developing my own values, convictions and truths. You feel a sensation of liberation when you realize you have choices!
Never settle by merely following the crowd. Think for yourself. Be a nonconforming individual.
Self-determination is the key to a quality of life. Experiences change who we are. Experiences should make us grow. Resist stagnation.
My hope for this blog is to encourage readers to reevaluate who you are, even get to know yourself by questioning your passions, interests, likes, values, convictions, dreams, challenges, strengths, weaknesses, etc.
You’re a different person after years of growing. And if you are the same person you were 10 years ago, even 5 years ago, it’s time to change. It’s time to discover who you are, compared to who you want to be, and take the steps needed to have your self-determined quality of life.