My name is Chelsea Bear and I’m currently living out the remainder of my twenties (quarantine style) in Fort Lauderdale. In my pre-COVID days I’d spend my free time hitting up local breweries, going to the beach, traveling, going to concerts, drinking wine (still do that) or simply creating unforgettable memories with my loved ones (now through Zoom HHs!).
Seems pretty basic, #amiright? Well, one thing that will make this whole blog idea I had make sense is that I was born with Cerebral Palsy. For those who don’t know me in person, basically, I have a walking disability. I drag my feet when I walk and often get winded walking from my apartment to parking garage. I lose my balance easily and like to think I’ve mastered the art of falling. The motto “fall down seven times, stand up eight” has always resonated well with me. 😉 Cue the intro of my scooter. For long distances – or just a night out on the town – you can find me riding my trusty mode of transportation when my body fails me. I call him Scootz. With the patience of my family and friends, the ability to own a scooter and my own self-perseverance, I live my life to the fullest ability and strive to do anything I set my mind to.
While the overarching theme of my blog will be about my experience of living with a physical disability, I plan to write about various topics and adventures I experience – trust me they are one-of-a-kind. Along with some motivational tips, interviews with people in my life, and my fave spots locally in South Florida or afar during my travels.