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Basic Autobiography

Self Image

  • Measuring Up
  • "Bravery"
  • Wheeled Travels
  • Doughnut Eating!
  • A warped sense of humour!
  • Scribbling and computers
  • Independance
  • Thoughts on ..




    I am sure that everyone with any disability will agree with me when I say that there is a completely extraordinary compulsion to do anything better than our non-disabled peers when it comes to 'proving ourselves' to be as good as anyone else. I have no idea where it comes from, or when it is implanted in our psyche, but it is there by the time we leave school - if not before that.


    Because of this compulsion I, in common with any of my peers, feel that anything I agree to do, I have to finish its in the time I had agreed to. As well as this I find it incredibily hard to admit that I cannot finish it in the time allocated, and ask for help.


    Asking for help feels like admiting that I can't do something, and I don't like that emotion at all! I would rather struggle with the completion of the task than own up that I will have to have another day in order to finish.