I just wanted too let all of you know that I went too a baby shower for a close family friend! It was a very nice shower with food and drinks! My family, friends and I just enjoyed ourselves! We had a very nice meal, then after the meal, we had chocolate cake and cookies, then we all sat down too open gifts!
When I'm around family and friends I DON'T feel out of place because they accept for who I am! That's a WONDERFUL feeling, knowing that no one cares what you like or how long it takes for you too get some where or do something! ALL that matters too them is that you are having a good time together and you are part of the crowd!
Sometimes people with Cerebral Palsy feel out of place or that they shouldn't be allowed too have the same experiences and fun as everyone else, because they need EXTRA help! Also you feel very embarrassed and sometimes you're left out of things that you really like or want too do because you physically aren't able too do what everyone else is doing! In MOST cases people are NOT willing too help you, but I'm VERY lucky that I have people in my life who WANT and are WILLING too help me with whatever I need!
PLEASE everyone, take my advice, try something NEW everyday BY YOURSELF! Then you know you can and will accomplish whatever you want too do in YOUR life!
I also have some more GREAT news! For the FIRST time EVER I cooked a entire meal by myself, I felt very independent! If you DON'T try things that you are scared of you'll NEVER learn how too NOT be afraid of doing them! When I live in my OWN place someday I know I WON'T be afraid of cooking, cleaning, and go on with things in my own life because I have prepared myself for the obstacles that I will face! But that doesn't mean that I'll throw in the towel and say "this is too hard" or "I can't do this" ! The MORE times that you practice things that you WANT to learn, the better you'll get at doing them! The MORE often you do them WITHOUT anyone's help, you'll SOON figure out that you can do them "ALL BY YOURSELF",you'll feel GREAT about yourself and be a happier person inside because of it!
You should take NEW steps "EVERY DAY" on being independent and living "ON YOUR OWN"!