*Content Warning: discussion of miscarriage and difficult pregnancy/labour* My favourite band since I was a kid, is Hanson. They’ve continued to make music all these years, and I’ve continued to enjoy them! I love not just their fun tunes, or their soulful melodies, but the often meaningful lyrics behind them. For example, their breakthrough hit… Continue reading “I Was Born”: Disability, Purpose, & Hanson
Just under three years ago, I left my teaching job. I left for a variety of reasons. It wasn’t that I didn’t love teaching. I loved teaching. I enjoyed chatting with my students, working with them, and seeing them bloom and grow. I absolutely loved that aspect of that job. What I didn’t love was… Continue reading Dealing with Unemployment
On Tuesday morning, I woke up and got up to go to the washroom. I was still in a daze from my sleep, but I felt off and not right. Once I had gotten to the bathroom, I had woken up enough to realise why I felt funny. I was getting a big migraine. My… Continue reading On Being “Functional”
This week I completed my most recent painting. I decided to continue my theme of painting my interpretation of my symptoms. I started off my artistic career by trying to represent how my migraine pain feels, and found that it was fun and therapeutic to do. So, I figured I would keep on trying to represent… Continue reading Art: A Pain in the Arm
A few years ago, I discovered how much I liked cooking and baking. I know… Shocking! For those who knew me for years, this was a big deal as I was am not a domestic goddess. The opposite in fact. But, yet, I have found that I enjoy the creative fun you can have in the… Continue reading Baking Cakes and Managing Conditions
The first time I saw Finding Nemo I instantly saw myself in the character of Dory. Dory is a fish, that while helpful, is extremely forgetful. She is often in her own head and forgets everything after a few seconds. Sounds like me with brain fog! One of her sayings is, “just keep swimming!” In the… Continue reading Art: Just Keep Swimming
Several months ago, my husband decided to put his provisional license to use (the one he’d had since he was a teenager) and start driving lessons. He grew up on the outer edge of London, and didn’t particularly need to drive to get around. When he started working, his job was easily accessible by train,… Continue reading A New Car Equals New Freedom!