Finding Solace Outside of the Home

Finding a place where you feel safe is a natural desire in life. It can be in your own home, on vacation somewhere, at a coffee shop or bookstore... basically everywhere has the potential to be "home." I've lived about a dozen places and visited 48 states. Just when I start to settle down somewhere,… Continue reading Finding Solace Outside of the Home

Learning to Love My Life with Disabilities

At age 22 my life is not at all what I thought it would be. I now own a seemingly excessive amount of medical equipment: 2 canes (folding and traditional), a simple walker, a rollator walker, shower chair, blood pressure cuff, 6 different types of braces (most of them in pairs for bilateral support -… Continue reading Learning to Love My Life with Disabilities

Being Invisibly Ill

I deal with 14 invisible illnesses every day. If you saw me on the street, I wouldn't look sick. I wouldn't look disabled. My illnesses are internal. Because of this, I often deal with the fear that I won't be believed when I call in sick to work or cancel plans. In my past, there… Continue reading Being Invisibly Ill