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Those Other Days

Some days i feel normal… Other days it’s hard. I know want to be in class, i want to participate. I want to learn… Or at least i try to remind myself that i love to learn. 58 more words


More Days of Numbness and Wanting to Die

So the nurse that discharged me said that the numbness and tingling in my torso and leg would be gone within 4 – 6 hours of the procedure; 48 hours later it was still there.   858 more words


149,760 Minutes of Feeling Lost

149,760 minutes, 104 days or 3 months 12 days, no matter how you calculate it, that’s how long it’s been since normal took a walk on me…a walk away. 1,136 more words


About Me

Hi, I’m Tanya and I have a spinal cord injury.  A long-time graduate in the making, I celebrated my 20 year high school reunion a month before completing my last undergrad final exam, graduating from Northwood University, Summa Cum Laude, (Hey, I figured if it was going to take so long I might as well be perfect). 227 more words


Is There Such A Thing As Normal?

If there is such a thing as normal, what does it look like? This is a question I asked myself as I read the essay written by Betania Robles in the book… 491 more words

On Inspiration

FOMO doesn't live here

I’m still thinking about the conversation I had yesterday with my buddy Bonginkosi Siphesihle Mthembu about growing up, success, aspirations and life in general. Its true, one decides how he wants to live his life, what he wants to achieve and what are his priorities. 309 more words

Thoughts on Mental Health: Accepting the Person and not 'Abnormalities'

I’m writing this post having just finished watching the Korean film I Am Happy. I highly recommend watching it, when you get the chance, but this post is not a film review. 1,246 more words