Welcome! Lenkaland shares my adventures in creative photography, raising two kids, writing, living with chronic illness, raising a daughter with dyslexia, and swimming with mermaids. Hope you have a nice stay!

It can be tempting to withdraw from life.  It can be tempting for anyone, but with a disability, especially one that is aggravated by activities, to cut back on commitments, outings, and even friendships.  I learned that I am not a lazy person when I first had complications where doctors advised rest.  Sitting still drives me a little crazy.  So it returns to balance. And risks.  Allowing for a little wildness so that each day dawns with vibrant colors.  If I took the safe restful road, I would not have children.  I would not travel.  I would not embark on the seemingly crazy adventures.  Yet the variety of life makes the struggles a lot more bearable.  Sitting around thinking of all the inaccessable activities is a sure road to depression.

So live.  Disability or no disability, take the risks, leap, enjoy each incredible day.  We need a little wonderful exhaustion.  Easy doesn't always mean happy.  :)

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