Personal, Health, Social

The One Where I Talk About COVID-19

Sometimes I'll come up with an idea for a blog post and spend like weeks hyping it up in my own mind before I write it. Then, by the time I get to it I draw a complete blank about what to say. This is one of those posts. How do I even begin talking… Continue reading The One Where I Talk About COVID-19

Caregivers, Mental Health, Personal, Relationships

Mental Health Part Three – I’m Not a Burden

Trigger Warning: Suicide, illness Growing up, I was in the hospital A LOT. I had severe respiratory illnesses all throughout my childhood multiple times a year, and every time I would get sick, my parents would be by my side as often as they could be. I was pretty much never alone in the hospital… Continue reading Mental Health Part Three – I’m Not a Burden

Personal, Social, Travel

Traveling with a Mobility Impairment

It may be surprising for those who don't already know that traveling with a disability can be very difficult, but is not often impossible. For those of us with mobility issues, we have to think about accessibility laws where we're going if we're unfamiliar, how we will physically get there (trains, buses, cars, and planes… Continue reading Traveling with a Mobility Impairment

dating, Personal, Relationships, Social

12 Wheelchair-Accessible Date Ideas

In my last post, I talked about the difficulty that a lot of disabled people, myself included, experience when dating. One of the things I did not mention is that it can sometimes be difficult to find accessible places that are fun to go to and fun to have a date at. Since it's getting… Continue reading 12 Wheelchair-Accessible Date Ideas

Mental Health, Personal, Social, Uncategorized

Mental Health Part Two – The Importance of Being Social

Growing up, my favorite show was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For those of you that have never seen the show, let me tell you. She is Bad. Ass. I liked her because she was funny and really good at beating people up (and maybe I was a bit jealous about that). As I got older… Continue reading Mental Health Part Two – The Importance of Being Social

Caregivers, Social

“So, I hired a caregiver — now what?”

When I moved away from home to go to college, I had to make a rapid adjustment from being at home with my parents to living independently with the help of hired caregivers. At times, I did not handle it well. I remember wishing that I had some kind of instruction manual to help me… Continue reading “So, I hired a caregiver — now what?”