Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Working with a Disability 2017

For those that have been active readers or new, I apologize for my long absence. My new job has taken up almost all of my time. Finally, after six years of not working, I am doing something to get ahead further in life. So far my accommodations at my new workplace have been more than adequate as well as my fellow co-workers and employers are extremely helpful if I were to require assistance. 

Since started working I have figured out a few things about people. The work is easy once you get the hang of it. The surprising part, however, was the realization that a lot of people seem to have little to no work ethic. Some make the mistake of treating their job like a chore. The only difference is that for most people this is their main source of income. People need to be more serious about their careers.

Some of the drawbacks I had found were mostly physical. The added time on my feet has been noticed, to say the least. Although, the thought of earning my own income is a huge incentive to move forward and expand my career into more knowledge and opportunities.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Misconceptions about Disabilities

There are many areas of a disability that is missed by most people. For example, I have ADD, which is short for Attention Deficit Disorder. For me, the classroom was never really a place for me to learn. There were so many distractions and it made it difficult to focus on one thing at a time. At one point of my early school life I would have to periodically leave class for a few minutes just to have different scenery. I get stir-crazy staying in one spot for too long at a time. If I were to be in a classroom for an extended amount of time I would quickly lose focus. This wouldn’t be purposely done but a struggle it still was to regain attention. At the time a lot of my teachers didn’t understand why I wasn’t doing well in class. People of all types have different learning patterns. Why school didn’t go well for me is that I did not learn the same way as most of the kids. So instead of being taught differently I was treated as if I couldn’t learn. And it made me feel as if I couldn’t for the longest time. Misconceptions happen like this all the time. Some people assume people with disabilities are not as or more than capable. Once we get past the barrier that separates people with disabilities and people with none we can have a better and more in depth understanding of each other.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Update 2017



Recently, I had gotten back into the world of work. So far I have been taking a course for job training to be accepted into the workforce. After this I have a job starting in retail. Its been a while since I have worked so it may take some adjusting but I think I’ll be fine. The course I’m taking is a little different than other courses that I have taken. Students get paid hourly at minimum wage to learn how to obtain and keep a job. Also, with the future job offer I might actually be able to finally live on my own! This has been a goal of mine for the longest time.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Stress - The Silent Killer


Stress has always been a large factor in my life. It’s something that seems to follow me wherever I go. And it’s not just in one aspect either. Stress can be everywhere and anything. Finances can cause an underestimated amount of stress on a person. Even so that it is connected to a lot of life's necessities like food and shelter. Not only can stress affect someone financially but physically and mentally as well. Moods can change. Food can become tasteless and sometimes seemingly unnecessary. Another cause of stress would be “over thinking”. Constantly thinking about a problem over and over again can make the situation unbearable and cause emotional an physical pain.


One of the things that I do to try and combat stress would be trying to think positively. Like the saying “mind over matter” its all about perception. Keeping a positive outlook on like has been helpful to more than just me. It can improve moods and behavior. Also, how you interact with other people and vice-versa. Try to think about a stressful situation and put your own positive spin on it. DO IT NOW!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Update 2016

Sorry I haven't been writing much this year. Theres been quite a bit going on over here. I may have actually found a job. So fingers crossed that this goes through. Another thing that has changed in my life is that I have added a new goal. That is to purchase my own house. My plan is to one day own a bunch of rental properties as well as other businesses. Wish me luck!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

I'm back!

My life has taken a turn once again and it had taken me away from my usual daily activities. Couple months ago I had moved down the street into a better house (as in better roommates). I am now working on finding a job so I could start saving up for a place of my own. Quite a bit has happened since I had last wrote. The man who got drunk and hit my sister is out of jail. But enough of the depressing stuff. I have been taking a hard look at where I would like to end up in life. Numerous ideas take me down paths that lead me to a place I’d like to be. Right now I need to decide on what path to pursue.

I am going to try to write more often as it helps me reflect and I enjoy hearing from others. Thank you for reading!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Drinking and Driving

Drinking and driving affects more than just the driver. It also affects everyone surrounding them. Not just that. If they were to hit something or someone more people are affected. For those that don't know what happened my little sister is a victim of a drunk driving hit and run. He leg had been broken along with other serious injuries to her body. She suffered an immense amount of physical, emotional and mental pain. What some people don't realize is that this affects everyone. The victim, the culprit and everyone in the circles.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Three easy meals for the independent

I have a couple meals that I find are easy to cook and serve. I’m always looking for things to make my life as well as other’s easier to cope with. One of the things I have been looking into is preparing, cooking, and serving your own meals. I have a few recipes that are simple to prepare and cook. I love to cook my own meals. It is one of the top things I do on a daily basis that makes me feel more independent.


Stir-fry
This is a recipe that I find very easy to make on my own. Not only that but it is filled with vegetables and eating healthy is always the way to go.


Tools
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 wooden spoon


Ingredients
  • 1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
  • Oil (enough to coat the bottom of the frying pan)
  • Spices*


Instructions
  1. Place frying pan on element and put heat on medium.
  2. Coat the bottom of the pan with oil.
  3. Pour preferred amount of frozen vegetables and spices in pan.
  4. Mix around with wooden spoon.
  5. Cook for 10-15 minutes while stirring every 5.
  6. Once vegetables are cooked serve on a dish and enjoy.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Sad Truth About Disabilities

There are still a lot of people in this world that think just because a person is disabled they're a lesser person. That our capabilities are much more limited than the rest of society. This is not the case. There are a lot of people out there with disabilities that are more capable than lets say a “normal” person. I put normal in quotes to emphasize that fact that there really isn't just one definition for the word. The word normal can mean millions of different things. Everyone has their own distinct definition of it.

Friday, September 11, 2015

6 Recommended Home-based Jobs for People With Disability

Sometimes, disable people find it difficult to find an opportunity to enhance their skills and earn money for a living. However, with the advent of internet, it seems that there are good chances to make money online.

High-speed internet means new set of choices and earning options for people who does not need to go to an office or work for someone else. Work from home could be one of the best options for people with disability. It is flexible and give them more options to make a living out of the internet advantage. Home-based jobs can help people pay bills, buy basic needs and even helping to pay some personal loans.

Below are some of the suggested online jobs for people with disability: