I don’t ask for much,

I am rather simple. I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and food to eat.

Many are shocked when they walk into my condo, I have furniture but there isn’t much out in the living room or even the bedroom.

My office on the other hand has plenty of piles of stuff including my trainer and my laptop.

It’s a simple life and I really do enjoy it.

Like many people I didn’t anticipate being where I am today, it sure has a fair share of ups and downs.

I however was not fully prepared for it.

I made it through school with decent grades.

I prepared myself for college but instead opted for the military.

I made mistakes but I learnt from them.

What happened next no one could have imagined.

After spending months in rehab I came home only to find out that I couldn’t go back:

to the military,

to school,

to work.

Instead I was thrown into a world of people that knew very little about brain injury; what they knew was stuff that they learned along the way.

Every day was a new challenge and along with it came many opportunities to grow.

From the trying to navigate the building at the community college with a wheel chair to getting relatives to understand that I was able to understand them to trying to gain new friendships since it seemed many of my high school friends got scared of me.

Yes it was frustrating but I would eventually come across a quote:

“Nothing is impossible the word itself says I’m possible”

Throughout rehab I’d  learn what worked and what didn’t.

Fast forward several years and having earned my Master’s I have finally realized that the corporate culture is not made for those with disabilities. We are singled out. We are retaliated and discriminated against.

Employers don’t seem to understand that people with disabilities that are skilled enough for highly skilled labor jobs are actually pretty hard workers and may be able to introduce a more efficient way of doing things.

After getting pulled into a class about burnout I am learning to let go; to make it more about what I want AND not what others think is best for me.

My blog is keeping up steam.

I have a newly published book, Games of Our Lives, available on Amazon.

My new business, Calculating Bookworms has launched.

I just look to the future and hope for the best.

“Nothing is impossible the word itself says I’m possible”

Are you making the impossible possible?

4 thoughts on “I don’t ask for much,

  1. Yernasia Quorelios December 23, 2019 — 2:36 pm

    ♡ Perfect Amanda, Light of My Life, Perfect; no Whinge, no Whine, no Moan, no Bitch and no Complaints just Acceptance of Your CHOICES AND DECISIONS!!!

    …♡♡♡…

    Liked by 1 person

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