University Experience

My university experience from an intellectually disabled perspective.

Community College to University

The obstacles and triumphs of my first semester in college after almost 30 years. How my brain functioned and what I had to do to survive the first semester.

My first step

I decided what field I wanted to study and did everything necessary to begin my college career. All the hoops I had to jump through before I even began. My first semester was over and I overcame my intellectual disability with hard work.

Summer monsoon in Arizona

A description of my day after the storm and the wildlife interested in my house

What matters most

What matters most is my son through the divorce. There was a lot of anger and bitterness on both sides. It was a very tough time for me. I start to talk about the divorce and how I got through it.

Momentum stopped

All good things must come to an end. For me, I had to adapt to a whole new life once again, and it is just as hard as the first time.

Momentum

The rejection I felt was a symptom of my recovery, not the act of rejection itself. Even if it was me who was doing the rejecting.

My Guide to a Support Network

As the email that my mom sent said, one of the hardest things on me was being away from my daughter. It broke my heart. But she lived on the east coast, and I lived on the west coast. I tried to move back to the east coast to be near my daughter, but livingContinue reading “My Guide to a Support Network”

Clarification

An email from my mom and stepdad adding to my story. Things I don’t remember.

Aspirations and Realities

I don’t know if aspirations or goals are the correct word, but in reality, I didn’t have much of either one. Realities were the only constant.

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