FASD/Autism. I wouldn’t change it for the world. I’m more enthusiastic about life with it. I feel things so deep.
Sometimes, too much…lol. I was told at such a young age that I had disabilities that could rob me of even a
high school education. But, as I sit here with a master’s degree under my belt, working as an assistant director
in a school for kids with Autism, living my dream, believing more and more in myself every day. The possibilities are endless.
YOu can do it too. Don’t let anyone tell you different!
I know I have not written much in these last months. It’s definitely not because I don’t have anything to write about. Every day seems like a new adventure to me. Life has not been easy living with a disability, lately. There has been absolutely NO normalcy in any of my days. I am a person with routine. I dont just don’t want it. I really do need it. But it is what it is. I am one to wake up every morning and just say “I think I can. I think I can.”…lol…
To me, life really is fun. I really don’t ever know what it going to come next. I have the best job in the world. I couldnt ask for a better boss and co-workers. I work at a school with kids who have Autism. They are just like me so I can connect with them. I really do understand them. I wake up every morning thankful that I get to go to work every day to a place that feels like my second home. People who have FASD or Autism have a joy about them in their eyes and in the way they live that just is a breath of fresh air. There is always something to look forward to and always hope.
Today, I see a lot of hope…and thankfulness. Those of us on any kind of spectrum have to find ways of communicating. Mine has always been writing or photography. I have been blessed with an eye for lines. I can see the beauty in just about everything…on the side of the road, in a field…even in a swampy area. The broken down buildings, the ones that should be condemned have the most personality. I love the personalities of trees. Each one has their own story. The ones that are dying and or bare…have so much to tell. Every leaf, every branch, every line of their wrinkly bark shows their history.
I love to take my camera and capture life in nature. I call it God’s Thumbprints. I have been doing this for awhile, now. It is my way of showing what I see. My way of communicating when the mouth simply doesn’t work. I may not be able to tell you eloquently what I see, but I can sure show you in a photograph. I was given a true blessing. A gallery in a mall wants to house my work. They really want to sell it. I am so thankful!
You see, those of use who live with FASD or Autism really think sometimes…or we are given the message that there is not much out there for us. There is a lot of negative. But we are some of the hardest workers, most passionate, highly creative individuals on this planet. I have had an Etsy Gallery for awhile now. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to display my art…to talk to others and share life with them.
Someone with FASD guys!! I have a full time job at a school and I have a photography business…and I write a little…lol…
We can do it!!
We can be a part of the human race with optimism and postivity! We can make a difference! We can make a living! We can show people our talents, hopes, and dreams and that we are normal people…
I hope you enjoy my gallery...God’s Thumbprints…