I submitted a video as an application for a grant to pay off my student loans from Wear Figs. Best of luck to everyone who applied!
2020 has been a roller coaster. I simply have no words for it. It’s taught me more patience and grace than the last two years.
This year, we welcomed a beautiful baby girl, lived nearly the first two months of 2020 in the hospital, and a pandemic happened as soon as we came home.
I’m continuously and constantly grateful for the little blessings. I’m sharing some old and new wisdom this year.
- Make room in your heart for the unimaginable. Always believe in miracles.
- Do what scares you and push yourself outside of the box.
- Have a grateful heart. Life is too short and precious to take things for granted.
- There’s always a silver lining. See it through.
- It’s okay to be vulnerable. This year has it’s challenges.
- Take pictures. Always. Be notorious for random ones. They’re the best.
- Never stress on the tiniest stuff. Let it go and see what kind of magic returns in its place.
- Keep a gift of wisdom behind you and seek the meaning to everything.
- Don’t give up on your dreams just because you are a mom. Let that be your motivation.
- Do take care of your mental health.
- If someone tells you you’ve changed, celebrate it and keep going.
- Keep exploring and see what the world has to offer. While this might be on hold for a while, more research and saving for us!
- Keep your vision board in sight.
- Technology is amazing. Keep in touch with your friends and family near and far. Always keep them close to your heart.
- Do take social media breaks. In fact, take several.
- Be passionate about something bigger than yourself. It inspires growth.
- Know that there is always light out of the darkness. Whatever rock bottom you hit, the top is just waiting for you to shine. When the time is right.
- I truly believe everything happens for a reason. It will always work out because it’s meant to be. When it doesn’t, know that there’s always something bigger for you, just need to close the door for the next one to open.
- Always remind yourself how far you’ve come. Be proud of the fact that you’re taking the path that was paved for you.
- Please floss. Daily.
- Never let grief take over and always choose hope.
- Let mean people be mean. Life has a way of bringing them into your life to challenge you and make you a better person out of it.
- Always trust your dog when it doesn’t like a person. For real.
- Kindness always goes a long way. Treat others how you would want to be treated.
- Don’t let your disability define who you are as a person – Even though it may seem like denying the power and overwhelming significance of the experiences in my life, you’re not insulting yourself, not weak, not asking for sympathy. You’re you. See the person first, disability second.
- Aspire to inspire others. Whether it’s sharing your story or smiling for no reason.
- Trust your gut.
- Remember the way people treat you is a statement about who they are as a human being. Refer to #22.
- Be picky about vibes and energy you surround yourself with. You owe yourself that much.
- Sarcasm and cursing is always okay in my book. Keep being you.
- Keep smiling. I mean it. It’s always a good day when you see others smile.
- You are not required to house someone else’s feelings. Take it easy on yourself.
- Always love and love hard.
- Be thankful for roadblocks. Some things are just not meant to be.
Listening/watching back, I forgot how much fun I had chatting with these sweet ladies. If you’re looking for some “beaming ear to ear” kind of story, then this is for you. All honest, raw, no excuses and the sky’s the limit coming from the heart of That Deaf Girl.
They were super kind enough to add captions to the podcast video so my DHH readers and I can watch or listen in. And guys, this is the kind of compassion we need in this world.
Forever honored and humbled by this fun opportunity.
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