Community is something we tend to brush off, as if it was not important. Whether that is a community at the gym, a bible study, or a group of school friends, they are valuable and life-giving. You may not realize how important a community is until you’re going through a life shattering event. They’ll remind … Continue reading I Didn’t Want To Be Friends With Wheelchair Users
With Halloween right around the corner I thought I would share some of my past Halloween costumes! I am all about the DIY, simple, and cute costumes so I hope these inspire your costume this year! The struggles with finding a Halloween costume is similar to shopping for normal clothes (which I talk about here). … Continue reading Simple DIY Halloween Costumes
The best thing about a recipe is not only the ingredients but a quick preparation time. As a quadriplegic, everything takes more time and energy compared to an able bodied person. A short time for them can sometimes be double the time it would take me. But I like to cook and I want to … Continue reading Cooking Chicken Avocado Burrito! Super Quick and Easy!
College is always an exciting time! The first year, you're stepping into the adult world. You have a greater responsibility, you meet new friends, and create new memories. Sometimes it’s difficult for a "normal" student to decide what school they want to go to. They may decide based on appearance, the offered education, or even … Continue reading Going To College In A Wheelchair
After a couple of months living in the hospital, I remember the first time I was allowed to leave for a 2-3 hour outing with my recreational therapist. The goal of this outing was to get a taste of the outside world and find a dress for my appearance on the homecoming court. It was … Continue reading Adapted Clothing Lines and Tips When Shopping
I’m gonna keep dreaming, even if I’m in a wheelchair. I’m 23! I have so much life left, a life that can be full! Why would I let an unfortunate tragedy rule over me for the rest my life? Yeah, what happened to me sucks A LOT but it’s not worth sitting sorrowful and reminiscing … Continue reading Dreaming Through A Tragedy
I am so excited to introduce my friend, Sydney, as she shares her perspective of being friends with a quadriplegic. When my accident happened, I thought it would be difficult to make genuine friends in a wheelchair. I mean, I had a solid group of friend's before the accident but would the new friends see … Continue reading What It’s Like To Be Friends With A Quadriplegic
Let’s be honest, make up is hard whether you’re disabled or not. There’s so many brands, techniques, and methods that it can be overwhelming and confusing. For me, it took time to understand how make up works but also learning how to apply it to my abilities. Nevertheless, I figured it out! A couple AWESOME … Continue reading How a Quadriplegic Does Make Up! *Tips and Tricks
It’s taco time! If you read my previous blog, Grocery Shopping - Success or Fail, I shared my grocery shopping experience and picked up every ingredient without needing any help. It was an amazing feeling to be independent and I’m so proud of how I did! For this post, I am going to break down … Continue reading Cooking One-Pan Beef Tacos *Tips and Tricks
This week I challenged myself to grocery shop and cook a meal solo. It's something I loved to do before my injury, so why not get serious about it now. In 2014, I shared a post about cooking taco salad. I was an amateur but I did learn a lot from that experience. I scrolled … Continue reading Grocery Shopping – Success or Fail?