Having a “guest post” category is pretty self-explanatory, there’s no doubt about that. But I wanted to share an intro to this specific category to help my readers understand what I am hoping to get out of this.
I can’t express how lucky I feel to have so many supportive people in my life. This has been an ongoing theme for as long as I can remember, and I won’t pour my heart out into this mini intro-post, but all I can say is that I am so grateful for each of my family members, friends and loved ones who continue to shape me into the woman I am today.
This new blogging and self-introspection journey has made me realize that oddly enough, the majority of the conversations I’ve shared with my “people” have rarely consisted of discussing my disability. And this gives me mixed emotions.
On one hand I’m extremely happy that the people who have gotten to know me past my disability, don’t let it define who I am as a person. They know my personality, my many quirks and so much more.
On the other hand, it’s important to have these conversations. And personally, if I’m not even having them with my loved ones who am I to be sharing my story to people I’ve never met online?
I am looking to open myself up to discussions I’ve avoided for quite some time, and I’m very open and welcoming to learning the answers to some tough questions. All with the purpose of helping myself, and my readers, understand what it’s like having someone with a disability in your life.
I’m sure this will evolve with time, but please read through with me as I gather insight from some of the most influential people in my life as I hear their experiences.
Let’s do this!