Archive for November, 2011

Searching for answers

November 29, 2011

I had a great Thanksgiving, no question. It may have been my favorite one so far. A lot of our family gathered with some dear friends and friends. It definitely was not a quiet Thanksgiving. But our families really meshed, and there seemed to be little awkwardness between us. I’m a little sad that it’s over. Thankfully we are going something very similar at Christmas.

I’ve been somewhat restless since returning. I so want to get to a different place in life. I want to get some paying working, move out, start college maybe. But I feel like I’m getting nowhere in life. And it’s driving me crazy lately.

So on the thing home, I made a decision. I am going to be cautious about this. I know not to put my last name or address on anything. But I am starting to join disability discussion boards. I’ve just started figuring all this out. I haven’t really even connected with anyone yet.

I’ve asked about jobs. At this point, I’m about ready to try anything that I can do. We’ll see how things go with this venture of mine.

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Holidays are coming

November 17, 2011

I’m trying to do things quickly because we have a crazy weekend ahead. Maybe after Christmas I can get more into research and everything.

I have a confession to make, I absolutely love this time of year. Thanksgiving/Christmas… The times where family get-togethers and parties┬áseem like a must. I love Christmas plays too, and might get to be in our church’s play this year. I’m excited!

Holidays usually meant going to my grandparents when I was young. Both sets of grandparents lived in the same little town. Most the time, at least my favorite aunt and her family would come.

However, one set of grandparents has died, and our family has chosen to do things closer to home.. That’s been fun, though I would like to see my cousins this year.. We will see what happens.

On being disabled

November 15, 2011

Like I said, we were gone last week. Dad was meeting with people he used to work with and who may come to work for him. They clearly loved what they did, and it really made me hope to have a career like that one day.

That got me started thinking about things I’m passionate about. And something, besides right to life, is that I believe more disabled people should be working. I really believe that those who are disabled, myself included, should be working, doing something productive with their lives, instead of just watching tv or whatever all day. Now people with mental disabilities are different, if they can’t work then sure, go on and let them do whatever they want. But there are lots of people, like me, whose bodies are disabled but whose minds are not.

It is these people that I truly believe should work. I’m looking for work myself, and sadly not finding much of anything. I believe that disabled people can sometimes do a whole lot more than is expected of them. And I think I am going to do some research on this. I’m likely to share more about this other times.

I am pro-life

November 8, 2011

first, I need to say that we are going out of town once again, leaving tomorrow and returning Friday evening. I may or may not get to writing my second post on Saturday. We’ll see what’s going on.

To be perfectly honest, traveling all the time has made it difficult for me to be motivated to get things done. I’m not even keeping up with reading e-mail, much less looking for paying work or more publishing opportunities.

However, when we are home, I do write. The novel I’m working on, as several of my started novels, have to do with the pro-life movement. I am passionately pro-life, no question of that. I would love to have a family of my own. But I’m also pro-life because I believe that this is a slippery slope that we’re on. If we can kill babies on a whim, and we do, what happens when old people get too old to care for themselves? But we’re already starting on that path. And sadly, the next people that society will start seeing as expendable is the disabled. Why should society pay for people who produce nothing?

Anyway, I’m having to research on topics like this. It would be so nice if I could stay home by myself and work on this.. But I do have to do this little thing called eating.. But, anyway…

That time of week

November 4, 2011

A lot of Fridays, I feel too tired to write or do anything productive. I end up mostly reading. Reading is something I love to do, always has been. And I know that reading is something that authors should do. We need to keep up with the newest trends, and reading also helps refuel our imagination.

This is one of those Fridays, I think. I just feel bleh. I want to work, but I’m not sure what to do. I’m making myself do this because I have no good excuse to do only one post this week. And thankfully, I do have things to do this weekend, those plans keep evolving because of some things with my family. Anyway. I think I am going to get to do some fun things, and I’m grateful.

Hoping the third time really is the charm!

November 1, 2011

We went out of town again this weekend. And it turns out that we left my chatter charger. So once again, I just had my little computer to communicate with. It was really frustrating for me. It feels like my communication device has started not working more than it does. I’m getting wa little paranoid about it.

Not being able to communicate with family and friends is frustrating, especial when you’re visiting people you love… However, not nhaving a communication device puts all my work on hold. And that may be even more frustrating.. I really do love writing. Spent most of my work time writing today.

I do want to find paying wework. But our traveling is not slowing down. It’s frustrating..