I never learnt to drive

I never learnt to drive. My older brother took me around the court in his car once, but that was it. To understand why one would opt not to learn how to drive, one must first understand what Cerebral Palsy (CP) is: “Cerebral Palsy is blanket term commonly referred to as 'CP' and described by … Continue reading I never learnt to drive

We all have our type

Straight or gay, male or female; whether we like to admit it, we all have our type. Mine is dark haired, fit to chubby, somewhat hairy men. I am not ashamed to admit this, nor should one. It’s human nature to be attracted to what one is attracted to. I grew up in a white … Continue reading We all have our type

A step in the right direction

At my heaviest I was almost 240lbs (109Kg, or 17 stone), that’s not something anyone wants to brag about. I am 5’4” (1.6m) and I am morbidly obese. I wasn’t always so. Up until I was 16 or 17 years old, I was 135 to 140lbs with a 30” waist. I never started putting on … Continue reading A step in the right direction

People often asked me: a memoir

Well, this happened today (one of many works I haven't completed):Chapter 1When I was young, as far back as I remember, anyway, people used to ask me, "What's it like to be disabled." At that time, I used to answer, "I just am."A few years later, I would answer, "I don't know any difference, so … Continue reading People often asked me: a memoir

Life is unexpected

I was watching one of my favourite shows, Doctor Who, last night and one character stated, and I am paraphrasing here, "When you're old and wiser, no one wants to listen to you." It got me thinking. Life rarely goes the way one expects. When you're younger, you think that school, and all its politics, … Continue reading Life is unexpected

I have had two bad nights in a row

I have had two bad nights in a row. Monday night I could not sleep and I was awake until after 1am. I am not sure why I was awake other than I just wasn't tired. There was nothing stirring my mind (there was nothing that I had to turn off which is usually what … Continue reading I have had two bad nights in a row

Learning to love oneself

I cannot always say that I have loved the person I am. When I was a youngster, I never gave the idea of: “Loving oneself,” much thought. I only wanted to be accepted and fit in. I think most of us kids felt this way. When you’re a kid all you want is to be … Continue reading Learning to love oneself

On friendship

I have a friend who when I meet him always makes me happy and I cannot help smiling when I see him. We met for lunch yesterday with my other half. This friend invited us to a restaurant where you had to climb a set of stairs to enter from the foyer to the restaurant. … Continue reading On friendship

I am being more productive

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I need to be more productive with my living. I believe I have lived up to this promise. I have spent less time on social media. I am reading more, writing more (at least on this and my other (Health) blog. I am also been busy with … Continue reading I am being more productive