Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Shawna's Back - With Sass!

 People see me as a girl with a disability who is trying to walk on her own, but I hate to tell them that is not me anymore. Don't worry, you can put your tissues away there is no crying here. I will find something else that I can freak out my friends and family with. In fact, I just found a bike that attaches to a wheelchair that I'm looking into.. Much to my mothers dismay.. I guess that's what you have to put up with when you have an independent little woman like me. I don't know if you've noticed or not but my blog has been getting a lot more attention lately as well. That's understandable seeing as I am such a gifted writer with interesting things to say! I have decided to put out another book, and maybe when that's finished I'll turn it into a play! I mostly want to do it for my friend who is an actor because I believe in helping others. My other project that I'm working on is almost done. I am putting together a little film to send to Mayor Nenshi that might inspire him to make some accessibility changes in the city. 

Oh what's that, you thought a little stroke was going to keep me down? How could I let that get in the way when there is so much left to do!! Clearly, it is not my time so I won't even bother slowing down. Ok, maybe I took a little time to recover but I'm only human after all! People tell me to take it easy and not push myself too hard. I say I won't but in my head I'm thinking "I don't understand that". It's quite possible I did 40 minutes on the bike at the gym this morning, today would be the third time I've been on it this month! 

I may not have a degree or a steady career or other things that are considered "normal" or "contributions" in the traditional sense. It's easy for me to feel like I'm falling behind my peers. But comparing myself to other people is depressing and quite frankly, life is too short to waste time like that. So I will boldly pursue the things that are on my heart to do. If I were to have another stroke or some other unexpected emergency, I know that I lived my life to the fullest. When the day comes that I take my last breath, I will welcome the moment because I will have nothing left to give.