Since the last time I wrote, I have done a lot of thinking about how choices and underachieving affect one another. I chose to do lots of really great things in the past week. I started my new job, joined a gym and went everyday after work! I get to spend my evenings doing things like going to dinner with my brother or hanging out and watching the Phillies! I love being in a routine, it really helps with my time management.
The job is going really well! I waited (chose, NOT underachieved) to write this article a couple days late so that I could give you an update on the new job. I am excited about the prospect of learning new things and being challenged. The job is fun, and the people are great. I have even met some more Olympians. I am so inspired by what they put their body through. I hope to one day, get to meet some of the Paralympians (Olympians with a physical disability).
I have learned so much while writing and thinking about ILWAD; the amount of positive energy and inspiration that I have in my life, coming from so many different angles and so many different people, is a huge part of it. I am thankful everyday. Another thing that I think a lot about, and have written about previously, is choices. When I choose something, I choose it for a reason and try to feel positive about that choice. Choices don’t necessarily have to be between two, three or four things; sometimes there is only ONE choice. And even with the choices that have only one option, it is important to feel positive about that choice. For me, I have only one choice when it comes to having Cerebral Palsy. I choose Cerebral Palsy. This way of looking at life and things that are challenging has the ability to turn your sadness and loneliness into happiness and joy! It is empowering and fun…you should try it sometime!
I choose Cerebral Palsy! What do you choose?