May We Never Forget September 11, 2001

I have shared this video in a previous post but I think it is important to keep sharing the personal stories and how that terrorist attack impacted each person. Here is my story, may we never forget.

You can share your story in the comments below.

The Disability Blogger Award

Disability Blogger Award logo. Text bordered by stars

I have been nominated for the Disability Blogger Award by Amanda Gene. This award was created by Georgina from Chronillicles.

I am so thankful to Amanda for nominating me for this award, you can find her on YouTube as well.

According to the rules, as a nominee, I am to answer the questions asked by Amanda and then nominate 5 to 15 other disability bloggers and ask them to answer 5 to 15 questions.

First, here are the questions that Amanda has asked me to anser.

  1. 1. What is the current brand of phone you are using?

I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy S8.

  1. 2. What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is green.

  1. 3. Who was the last person you called?

The last person I called was my doctor.

4. Do you have any pets?

I do not have any pets.

5. If you could go forward or backward in time which direction would you choose and why?

I would like to go forward in time because I would like to see the new technology that is invented specifically for space exploration.

Here are the 5 questions for the nominees.

1. What inspired you to start your blog?

2. What is your favorite piece of technology you own?

3. What is your favorite book?

4. What do you enjoy doing for fun?

5. What advice do you have for someone that wants to start a blog?

Here are the nominees I have chosen.

1. Glen from Well Eye Never

2. Emily from Fashioneyesta

3. Maria from Girl Gone Blind

4. Ailsa from Brains on Wheels

5. Divya from My Take on Disability

I am thankful for this recognition and hope to continue to spread awareness on the topic of vision impairment and disability over all.

Spotlight: Bold Blind Beauty

Today I want to put a spotlight on the blog Bold Blind Beauty founded by Stephanae McCoy. She seeks to bring awareness to the fact that “real beauty transcends barriers”. She is visually impaired herself but that has not stopped her from building this amazing platform. On her blog you will find encouragement and tips regarding all aspects of life as a blind or visually impaired person.

She brings a spotlight to women on the move who are blind or visually impaired shining a light on there lives and talents. I know you will be encouraged when you read their stories.

On the site you will also find helpful tips when it comes to fashion and beauty. Here you will learn that vision loss or blindness does not stop someone from enjoying fashion and makeup. There are tips on how to put on makeup as well as how to find your style when it comes to fashion.

This blog also shines a spotlight on the white cane, working to remove the stigma that comes with this mobility tool. Abby makes the white cane a fashionable tool. She represents all blind and visually impaired woman that use a white cane. (Abby is an silhouette of a woman walking confidently with her cane)

Get your own Abby swag!

Below is a photo of a cool bag I purchased and I love it. It is a great way to educate people. This blog has been a blessing to me and I hope it will encourage you as well.

Silhouette of a woman walking with a white cane with the words relax it's only a cane printed underneath

I Hope to Become a Freelance Writer

Laptop and cup and other items on a desk
Photo by raw pixel on Pixabay

I have always enjoyed writing ever since I was very young. I can remember that a story I wrote in the first grade was turned into a book for the class. I joined the writing club in the fifth grade. I began to write a lot more in middle school and high school because I had a lot of alone time at lunch.

I got a BA inPolitical Science and I had a blog for a while where I discussed issues from a conservative perspective. I have tried finding work in a traditional office setting but I quickly realized that was not the best choice for me.

I have decided to take the leap and try to become a freelance writer. I want to cover religion, disability, society and culture. I hope to write for magazines in the near future. I chose this path because it allows me to work from home and on my own time. This is also a very accessible job as I already have all the tools I need to do the job.

I will let you know how I do on this journey to self employment while having a disability. Stay tune in to find out what happens.