I met with two lovely ladies from Extend-A-Family today. Earlier in the day, I was spaztacular - I was having really intense spasms from the moment I woke up, and I thought, "excellent timing, spaz! I have stuff to do today!" My highly annoying and ever-present body quakes brought me back to a debilitated mindset. I felt trapped and limited by my disability, however, today's meeting totally pulled me out of that powerless way of thinking, allowing me to take another step toward my goals.
I really want to let people know that they are not alone, and that it can get better. It's getting better for me. You know, it blows my mind to realize that all of the exciting things that have happened/are happening in my life, stemmed from an idea and desire to express myself and my message through a book. I truly enjoy working with Extend-A-Family for many reasons, but the following two are the ones that jump to the forefront of my mind. I feel like I'm appreciated and valued for who I am in my entirety, and secondly, I am starting to find my voice, which is actually helping people. We lined up a few possible opportunities to showcase Starkeeper, as well as another speaking engagement, which is uber exciting!
Lastly, I am feeling a tad limited and restricted by ILC (Independent Living,) specifically their policies related to assisted living and assistance while out in the community. However, I have no regrets about moving to Mooregate, as I've met some really awesome people, and I've learned a lot about myself. Though, if I am feeling held back, maybe it is time to start looking into other avenues of getting the assistance I need, because one thing is for sure, nobody is going to rain on my parade!