Acquiring More Independence is Exhausting, But Worth It
Hey everyone, hope you all are having a great week! Here’s my latest column:
It’s taken time to get to this point and have more care and independence. Even in college when I had multiple caregivers throughout the week, I didn’t have a full-time job that allowed me to pay for hours that weren’t covered by the government. I kind of felt guilty when my parents and grandparents were the ones covering those hours.
Today, I’m at a point where I can afford those hours, and I finally have good people throughout the week. It takes away a lot of my burdens, and I’m at peace knowing that my parents don’t have to do everything for me.
I wrote this column partially so I could articulate just how difficult it can be to manage your care plan and acquire independence; but also to encourage people here and people with other disabilities to not give up. Independence is possible for all of us, but you have to commit to achieving it.
In what ways are you independent? What areas of your life do you want to be more independent in? What questions do you have?