Archive | November 2012

Rough Draft of Poetry Book Almost Completed

Yes, I am making a third attempt at writing a book.

This time, it’s a book of poems. Writing prose pieces didn’t work for me, but poetry is the type of writing that seems to work the best for me. I knew that in high school but wanted to explore other forms of writing before settling on one type of writing. I’m a young writer trying to figure out the type of writing I want to write.  And I might still try writing fables for little kids, who knows.

My poetry book is about the problems that people with disabilities face and even how I handle being unable to walk and talk. I have 9 poems written, 1 to go. Next comes proofreading and editing.

My message for today is don’t get discouraged if you don’t know what your life plan is. Most people don’t know what they want to do in their first or second year of college.  I’m just somebody who knew their life path from a young age. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t know what life path to take. You’ll figure it out.

Things to be Grateful This Thanksgiving

People with disabilities have a lot of to be grateful for regardless of their problems throughout the year. I also want to direct this to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Top things I think everybody can be thankful for are:

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Good health
  • Food
  • Shelter

Even if you have a disability or any other medical condition or affected by Sandy, be thankful for the care you receive and your family and friends. Truth is, everybody has something to be grateful for-they just have to appreciate it.

A Frustrating Week

I apologize for not posting in almost 2 weeks. My home lost power for a week due to Hurricane Sandy and it was a frustrating week.

Thank goodness nobody in my area was hurt or killed, but lots of residents lost power. Some people had generators so somebody lent us one, which was a real help. My uncle was lucky the same guy lent him another one. Thanks to him, we were able to charge my Dynavox batteries.

Due to the outage, our daily routines were changed around. We got breakfast from McDonald’s, which was enjoyable, but after day 6 or so, I began missing home-cooked meals. McDonald’s  doesn’t have the healthiest meals on Earth.

Fortunately, my dad never lost power. So we went to his house for a few hours during the day. Going from a life like people lived in the 18th century to modern life felt good. I guess I’ll never become Amish.

Always be grateful for what you have because you’ll never know if you’ll lose it. You also need to prepare for such natural disaters. If you’re told to evacuate, then do so, especially if you have medical equipment you use (wheelchairs, walkers etc). You don’t want such things lost as it cost money to replace them.

So be thankful for what you’ve got. The storm could’ve been worse.