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Day to Day Life

  1. weight

    Sometimes, I'm so overwhelmed that I shut down. The words don't want to come, and everything feels overstimulating, and all I feel like I can do is space out. No thoughts really. Not much feelings either, or so it would seem to an outsider. Really though, it's like the volume is turned to a deafening roar inside my head, and I lie still to try to let myself settle underneath it. It's like that time when I fell off an inner tube while floating on the river. I flopped off backwards on a mini...
  2. Mutant and proud, I mean, aspie and proud

    I know I come out as an easy going person, or, more accurately, as a push-over. Nothing could be farther from the truth. When I feel that someone is trying to dominate me, manipulate me, or plain simply, doesn’t respect my boundaries, I walk away. Plain and simple. When that situation used to ocurred in the past, I used to argue with the person so she could understand why I was saying no to something. They would either try to convince me and I would cave in to keep “peace”, or I would end...
  3. Hello

    Dear Reader, The blog here is my dream and my hope that with your help i can use my abilities to do my part in the fight for our acceptance. Because threw all my dangers toils and snares the thing that held me back when darkness was at its darkest was thought of one day being able to do my part so that where i had it hard you may have it easier, where i found rejection you may have acceptance and where i had hate you may find love. These where the thoughts that held me back from the cliff...
  4. My very own corner of peace and love

    Writing in anonymity has become a way to take care of myself. Every time I type a word, it's like combing my hair, or brushing my teeth. Sometimes it's like taking a hot bath for my soul, which is good since I don't have a bathtub. I decided to invest in a full size mattress for myself, so I can continue pijama parties with my boyfriend (as he calls them) when the kids spend the weekend away with their dad. I don't have a room now, but I love my little minimal corner of love and peace. It's...
  5. July 5 - August 5

    So I have been taking a hiatus for a while to recooperate and do some self-care. In May I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis which left me bedridden for two weeks and numerous weeks after the fact doing rehabilitation exercises and getting myself back to where I was before diagnosis. It's been 3 months as of August 8th of plantar fasciitis. Things are looking up though physically as i was cleared to go back to work July 31st and to start getting me back into the swing of things. Just...
  6. Test Flight

    Maybe it will work, maybe it won't, but I just had to try it for testing purposes. Apparently, this blog required 39 more character in order for it to post, so this was added just to fill the quota.
  7. Gossip : The social unit of exchange : The Gleme

    Ever told anyone the truth ? Was it the mathematical truth, your personal truth or the social truth? Ever regretted it? You have to know someone well before you tell them the truth. A double edged sword. It can cause and start a war. It can destroy friendships and.... It can prevent disaster. In order to find out whether we can tell someone the truth,we have to try and find out if we can trust them. We have to use gossip - These individual bits of information ,are exchanged between...
  8. When the Rain Comes

    It's never made sense to me why the hardest question for me to answer has always been "Who am I?" You'd think that would be quite a simple thing, but I've found it to be incredibly difficult, complex, confusing and frustrating to even attempt to answer. Perhaps it's because the question is open-ended. I've never been good at answering open-ended questions about myself. I find it almost impossible to list my favorites of pretty much anything. Favorite movies? No clue. Favorite songs? Not the...
  9. Who's Afraid of the Dark?

    Waking in the middle of the night is confusing for me. Things that seem so certain during the daylight hours feel twisted and shadowed. Sometimes even the most simple and good things seem darkened and scary at nighttime. I don't like it. I guess the easy answer seems to be to stay in bed and not get up in the middle of the night. The easy answer would be to sleep straight through, right? If only it were that easy. Often, I wake up because I need to go to the bathroom and also because I'm...
  10. Cherries and Whipped Cream

    If you had asked me a year ago if I would be in a healthy, committed relationship with someone who both loves and supports me by today's date, my answer would've been a loud no. It's been a long time coming. It still feels a bit like I've made all of this happiness up, like I am still sitting on the sidelines waiting for my life to start. It feels like I must be dreaming all of this happiness, because how else could it possibly be happening to me? I'd been miserable for so long. That said,...
  11. June 11-July 4

    Alright first off apologies for not getting back for a few weeks. Ive been really busy. But the Manitoba Access Awareness Week symposium went really well! I was on a panel that presented to 200 professionals in the accessibility/disability realm. This panel was moderated by CBC News Anchor Janet Stewart! I also got word that my panel was video recorded and my pictures taken and that im on CBC News Radio One. However ive been searching for rhe last three weeks and have not been able to find...
  12. Jumping frenchmen,missing words and my kind of madness

     My approach to reading is similar to walking around without tying your shoelaces. You start off with a certain direction in mind but you're never really sure where you may end up. When you read you will often come across words you don't understand. Yesterday I came across a definition that didn't have a word. Here it is : The misdiagnosis that an individual’s depression or mental illness, is derived from something wrong with them personally, when the depression an individual is...
  13. June 1-10

    So good news on mega scales! So first things first, the blanket dance and raffle went i think super well! We managed to raise $500 for the two students and their families. So $250/family. That i think was successful! Also I got word back on the Flare Magazine interview. It looks awesome! I also got featured in Accessibility News newsletter. So that newsletter released right before im set to take the stage at the Accessibility Symposium in merely two days! Oh my word it's come by fast! Im...
  14. Maths Problem : A trouble shared is a trouble halved.

    A trouble shared is a trouble halved. The problem : There is a vast difference between the owner of the trouble and the recipient of the trouble through the sharing process. The owner of the trouble can feel a big relief through sharing - 50% But the receiver of the trouble share does not take on the equal weight of the trouble. Let me explain. For the trouble owner : I have assumed all troubles are equal One trouble is defined as big enough to cause problems with day to day living For...
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