I am a slightly neurotic, one-handed 20-something on her first blogging adventure. My English degree deepened my love of reading and writing – fantasy books are my go-to but I love a bit of everything.
In the daily grind, I am a content writer in the world of content marketing, which means I get to create some cool stuff and learn about a range of topics, some interesting (like Alan Turing), some less interesting (like mortgages).
Post-uni I could never have predicted how much I would love to write – I didn’t think I had the creativity in me but crafting a golden sentence or becoming immersed in writing an article, story, or review, I feel I found my calling, even if no one reads it.
I thought I would struggle with blogging, but once I sat down to write, it turns out I have a lot to say. Much of the content on my blog is musings on my life, especially relating to my disability and how I manage/don’t manage the challenges and emotional backlash.
I definitely have a bit of a chip on my shoulder – I see others with the same disability, and so far they tend to appear more happy go lucky about the whole thing (‘It doesn’t really affect me, I’m just like everyone else’ attitude). To a degree, I feel the same, but in many ways I don’t and I believe this comes from the way I grew up and how my experiences shaped me, both positively (character building) and negatively (isolation and difference) most likely contributing to the chippy shoulder.
Writing through some of the disability issues that have stewed inside me for so long has helped me to share a side of me people shy away from, feel uncomfortable listening to, and generally wish I’d shut up about.
Writing also offers an opportunity to share my general musings on life, navigating being an adult and what the future holds. So far I haven’t shared much of my past because it is still too painful, this is something I will work towards.
Hopefully you will be entertained, feel a kinship at some point, learn about life with a disability or be comforted by the fact the are no alone in your struggles, disability or otherwise. As my life and disability are not the only things taking up my time, I also share recipes, reviews, and maybe even a tutorial or two.
I warn you all now I’m not particularly witty or funny but I hope you enjoy this journey with me, and if you don’t, my apologies in advance.
For better or worse, I will be Sharing My Past and Navigating My Future, I hope you come along for the ride.