“Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.” – Pauline Kael.
It’s 5: 15 PM on day 75 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself Sweet Potatoes and Yoghurt for breakfast, spend two hours tweeting about my Clean Water For All Campaign – I know people want to give but obviously I’m asking the wrong people 😦 – feed myself rice and curry for lunch, wheel myself around the dining room and into the sitting room – at first I just wanted to make it to the fridge – took a little break drank a glass of water by myself – after which I began to wheel myself to the first chair to my left and then the second and pretty soon I’d come full circle and I thought to myself I’ve come this far why not go all the way and wheel myself to the sitting room and so I did – I’m freaking AWESOME!!! 🙂 – and exercise for 30 minutes – my hamstrings were killing me and I was sweating like a pig – it wasn’t a pretty sight – kinda like my life really LOL 🙂
Do you remember a few weeks ago I was in tears because my parents wouldn’t take me to my cousin’s wedding in India? Well thanks to the wonders of modern technology and a brilliant suggestion from my friend @DianaRusso I might get to go to the wedding after all – I am going to ask her to ask somebody else to set up a high-speed internet connection and a laptop with a webcam on it at both her engagement and her wedding – I know it won’t be the same but I didn’t want to go to the wedding just to take photographs with her I just want to see her tie the knot and know that she’s happy and if this works out I will get to do exactly that – I made a decision about 3 years ago that I wouldn’t let my disability or other people’s prejudges against me stop me from doing something I really wanted to do and this situation is just a prime example of that 🙂 Is your circumstance stopping you from doing something you really want to do? – If the front door closes try coming in through the back 🙂