First, I’ve always found it difficult to put myself on paper. I use a blog to show both myself and others the various parts of my life that combine to create the person that I have been blessed to become.
Second, it’s all about my disability. I strive to show others that living life using a wheelchair is not the end of the world and it is certainly not a death sentence. From cooking to traveling to working and meeting new people, I most often share my blog with people who also have disabilities as a way of showing them that life does not stop at your diagnosis. Perseverance truly can conquer anything – if you try.
Third, I am moreso about others than I am about myself. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to wake up in the morning without a purpose, and I take great pride in that. I use my blog to remind myself of that everyday.
So, please use HESONWHEELS.com as a way to explore this life and all of those aforementioned interactions and experiences. Every so often, I can easily go back years in time and see what I was doing on that particular day, and it’s an easily-accessible, vulnerable, honest, and legitimate vault … that we all just happen to have access to.
See, the reason I love connecting with new people is because we all have stories. I’m happy to share my stories with you, even if you’re a world away and we’ve never met. I post authentic stories here. They aren’t always the most vulnerable, but when they are, they are real.
Also, I love to travel and have been to more than 20 states and more than double that number of colleges and universities – but I’ve never been outside of the country. That’s a goal of mine in the very near future. I also love to eat – I enjoy trying new recipes and seeing where my culinary skills and adventures might take me. What better way than to document all of these adventures?
Speaking of goals, that’s a lot of what you’ll find on my blog. I’ll be blogging about everything from what I learned from the people that I have met, to the fun times enjoyed with friends while traveling around the country, to the craft beverage I just tried at the local watering hole. All of this is in between naps where Charlotte, my Beagle-Hound mixed pup, is underneath my arm.
I want you to use my blog to get to know me. At the same time, I want you to understand that who I am is not confined to this blog. I look forward to meeting you someday so that we can share our life experiences, together. All in all, my blog will give you an honest look at who I am, in every area of my life.