Sunday, May 26, 2013

Paralyzed Diaries: Happy With Life.


 I've been watching Push Girls on Netflix and it inspired me to write this post today. On the show- one of the girls talks about how her mom isn't really understanding of the fact that you can be in a wheelchair + still be happy with life. I honestly feel that a lot of people feel this way- one of the MANY misunderstandings about "disabled" people.

I've been in a chair for almost a year now and I started sharing my story online so much to (hopefully) help get rid of the negative stereotypes that come along with being "disabled". As I get more involved into the community- I realize that no matter what I try to say or do, I just can't change the way some think. I hope that for those of who that come here eager to learn and understand my obstacles as a "disabled" person, you will also start to see things from the point of view of someone who has been injured. I sometimes feel that I am too negative or come across like I'm trying to have the "pity me" attitude- but that's not it at all. Don't feel sorry for me. Use my story, my struggles and my heartaches to learn. Don't make the mistakes I have made.

I remember talking to one of my spinal cord injury friends and they told me "being paralyzed isn't how life is supposed to be lived" + I guess in a way that's true. It isn't ideal but many suffer from much worse. That's what I always tell myself. I know that even people who are able bodied have obstacles they have to face. Everyone has their own battle to fight and they are all different. My life has changed because of my wheelchair but I am MUCH happier now than I was 11 months ago. I'm in a much better place and I've learned so much about myself and life in general.

Life is about what you make it + I refuse to let my wheelchair/spinal cord injury stop me. I have bad days but so does everyone else. I honestly feel that I am doing more now because of my wheelchair than I would have ever done as an able bodied person and I'm so thankful for that.

This was written at 3 in the morning- sorry if there are some errors. If there is anything you're curious about dealing with spinal cord injuries/paralysis, please email me.


  1. This is a beautiful inspiring post. Thank you for sharing. I'm new to your blog, but I look forward to reading more about your journey :-)


    1. Thank you Danielle (: I look forward to having you along for the ride.

  2. I feel like the best posts are done at 3 am. They are always so inspiring.

    1. it is usually just say it how it is + that sometimes is better

  3. you're an inspiration to say the least, ive always found it so easy to see the down side in things and trying to look for the best, but when you do anything i know you put your heart into it, and that is a great thing to show anyone. i love you


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