Even if you’re on the right track you sometimes need a kick in the butt– that’s what I learned today
It’s 7: 26 PM on day 441 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, drink coffee by myself, feed myself a boiled egg for breakfast, prepare and publish my Disability of the Day feature, practice typing with both hands – I was focused so it wasn’t that hard (see part of what I typed below)– hang out with my brother and sister – my brother was sick and school is out for my sister for the year – feed myself rice and curry for lunch, watch TV, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – no luck – and watch some more TV.
As those of you who read this blog every day probably can tell I’ve been slacking off on practicing how to do things I need to do to become more independent but that is guaranteed never to happen again I have figured out a way to stay permanently motivated all I have to do every time I don’t feel like doing something is remember what my mother said to my physiotherapist on Friday – my physiotherapist had asked my mother if we were going back to India to sell our house there and my mother said no we are not selling the house we are going back there when we retire (I had the distinct impression that I was included in the we that was going to India after they retired which freaked me out enough to say out loud I’m not going to live with you anxious to change the subject she said ok, ok as if to say we’ll talk about this later). What do you do to motivate yourself when you need a kick in the butt?
My name is Nisha and so help me God I will NOT live with my parents for the rest of my life like they expect me to my life is meant for something bigger than that!
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If you’ve given to my cause or you can’t give now, please help me by sharing my cause with others. You can tweet about it like my friend Stan Faryna. This is the tweet he uses: @Nisha360 is a brave, smart young woman trying to make a better world for us all. Please help her do an amazing thing. http://bit.ly/hC7vOu
Stan’s very sweet for saying so, but feel free to write what reflects you best.
Thanks to all my friends out there who are helping me make my dream come true: to make a better world for all of us!