My university experience from an intellectually disabled perspective.
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.
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.
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.
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”
An email from my mom and stepdad adding to my story. Things I don’t remember.
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.
After a traumatic life event, especially one that completely changes your life, time doesn’t stop. You can lose your job, lose your family, and feel completely lost on how to adapt and move on. That’s the part that’s extremely difficult. I even had to adjust how I ate food. If I was having soup, IContinue reading “The Best Advice for Adapting”
I’m going to shift gears a little bit today and give a brief synopsis of my current situation. I am 50, disabled, and no recent job experience. 3 strikes, and so far I’m out. I spent the last 3 years studying international relations. My last class ends August 10th, 2022 when I get my Bachelor’sContinue reading “#DEI, not so much”
Well, to be honest, I’m sitting here at my desk, wondering what comes next. If you have read the About Me page, then you have some understanding of my background and the tragic circumstances that have brought me here. I don’t find it difficult to talk about what happened to me, it is part ofContinue reading “My first blog post”