September 2017

Cardboard Boxes, Part 2

Cardboard Boxes, Part 2

I did it! I moved out! And hey, I actually survived! This last month has been an absolute whirlwind of emotion but the storm finally seems to be calming as I'm settling into my new place. Here's a look in my journal after my first day and first week in my apartment.

Posted on 9/26/2017


Surf, Sun, and Wheelchair Fun

Surf, Sun, and Wheelchair Fun

Growing up in a time when the snowboard industry was exploding, surfing became a natural extension of that lifestyle during the summer. However, after my snowboard accident, it looked like my chances of catching that perfect wave were gone. I wasn't going to give up, though. I was determined to get back onto the slopes and into the ocean.

Posted on 9/19/2017


Self-Advocacy: Why It Matters and 4 Simple Steps to Get Started

Self-Advocacy: Why It Matters and 4 Simple Steps to Get Started

Can anyone tell your story better than you? Can another person passionately speak up against changes that negatively impact your ability to maintain independence and quality of life the way that you can?

Posted on 9/12/2017


Kickstarting My Way to Alaska

Kickstarting My Way to Alaska

I'd always wanted to visit Alaska. My original plan was to graduate from college and ride a motorcycle from my home in Colorado to Alaska and see as much wilderness as I could muster. Unfortunately, when I graduated from college I had neither the motorcycle nor the financial stability to make that trip a reality. Then, of course, I broke my neck and everything changed.

Posted on 9/5/2017


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