Author Archives: Halsey Blocher

Vacationing With SMA as Your Travel Companion

My family and I have just returned home from a fun-filled, relaxing vacation in Orlando, Florida. We haven’t taken a vacation in over two years, and it was long overdue. Vacations offer opportunities to explore a different part of the world and take a break from normal routines. But sometimes…

What We Can Learn While Waiting for Coffee

Last week, my mom, brother, and I decided to grab coffee on the way home from picking up groceries. The Starbucks closest to our house has one of the only drive-thrus that can accommodate the towering height of my high-top wheelchair van. Our order was taking longer…

Looking at Success Through a Wider Lens

Society often defines successful people as those who have achieved several traditional milestones. Those milestones tend to include obtaining a college degree, becoming financially independent, buying a home, getting married, and raising children. If you’ve achieved anything on that list, congratulations! Please know that these are all praiseworthy accomplishments. My…

Finding a Bit of Myself in Truman Burbank

“The Truman Show” is one of those movies that I can watch over and over again without ever growing tired of it. I long ago lost count of how many times I’ve seen it, and it’s always been a family favorite. (My mom, who introduced me to…