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This is a clip from my latest video, a gif of me at the gym where I’m talking about something in particular, and I’m showing off my new workout clothes. I’ve got a lot of new stuff.
When I say “new stuff,” I mean stuff that I’m adding to my gym bag right now. The new gym bag is the first thing that’s inside of my bag, so this gif is also an example of this.
It’s a nice reminder that Im still working out. Ive been doing it for a few months now, and feel like Im making progress, but Im only getting stronger. I also want this gif to be a nice reminder of how much progress Im making. It’s like I just got a new pair of glasses and I want everybody to know Im still wearing a pair of glasses.
I want to be seen as a healthy lifestyle choice, not a disability. I want people to take me more seriously without me having to remind them every time they ask. I want to be able to joke about my health without being forced to say something about my disability. I want people to look at me and know that I am capable of doing anything they ask.
I was very impressed by how Im taking my disability seriously, by how I was able to laugh about it, and by how the people I’m meeting are not afraid to ask me about my health. I’ve done a lot of the things that people with disabilities can do, but I’ve also done a lot of the things that people without disabilities can do, and when people see that I’m doing all of these things, they take me more seriously.
As disability becomes more social, people in general become more aware and comfortable with their disabilities. This is what Im doing too: I care about my health because I know that I am capable of being healthy and living a good life.
In my own words: I am a big fan of the idea of social acceptance and inclusion. It makes me think about how I should think of myself as a person, what I should expect from other people, and how I should treat others.
Being an active person with a disability is still hard, but at least now we know that it’s not impossible. So even if you never get that promotion that you were hoping for, or you never find out that your disability could become a liability, you still have a lot of good things coming your way. You and I all have to make sure we’re taking this opportunity seriously.
Well, I think it’s pretty clear that I am a very “active” person. I don’t go out of my way to ignore my own needs. I have no aversion to taking the stairs, and I don’t avoid social gatherings. I don’t have any of the excuses people usually throw around when they say they can’t do something because they’re “stressed.
The good thing is that we do know that we do need to take responsibility for our own bodies and our own decisions. We also know that we can take a lot of blame, but we can also take responsibility and learn from our mistakes, or at least try to learn from them.