My dream holiday

If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to Europe, Asia Pacifiic, USA, and the UK and I would love to see all the different countries and experience the different cultures. I particularly want to see France, Italy and Greece.

France has some beautiful gardens and spots I would love to see. I have always wanted to see Monets gardens. We have a few Greek friends and I would love to see where they are from. Italy is another place I would love to see because I have seen beautiful photos.

In the Asia Pacific, I would love to see Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, Japan and the Pacific islands. I would like to see Vietnam, and Cambodia because they have amazing places and scenery. They also do amazing textiles and homewares. I would love to see Japan for similar reasons but also the cherry blossoms. My favourite carers are from Nepal so I want to see their beautiful place. I love the beach and swim so I would love to see the beautiful Pacific islands. I also love the generousity of the people in Fiji and Hawaii so I feel like I would be content on the other islands.

In the USA I want to visit most of the states especially the ones where I have friends. I particularly want to go wherever my CHARGE conferences are so next year I am planning to see Florida.

In the Uk, I want to see Ireland, England and, Scotland I have English and Irish ancestry so want to see them plus meet some of my CHARGE families there and in Scotland.

New hearing aids

There are many different types of hearing aids. Some are implanted and some are on the ear.

Yesterday, I got an update on my superpower Baha hearing aids. Every few years as technology improves they need to update.

I am unable to have implants because of where my veins are in my head so I use a soft band.

Testing

For a long time my blogs weren’t showing on my Facebook so I am testing it again.

I can’t believe I am nearly 37. It feels weird. So many times I was told I wouldn’t live and here am.

Blessed to be me

Last week our PM said he was blessed not to have had any children with a disability. While I am not very religious I and a lot of others actually feel blessed to be the way we are.

Life is hard and unfair sometimes but no one is perfect. I am lucky because I have a wonderful supportive family and some great friends who help me in many ways.

I feel if people say things like that it means they think that people with disabilities are unworthy of living. This is so wrong everyone deserves a chance to live their best life. We are all equal and deserve the best life possible.

I understand not everyone can handle having people with different abilities but I believe that most are great at what they do.

I am happy being me. I am learning every day and am in a great place. I have some amazing friends who have helped me to be a better person. I have a wonderful family who loves me no matterwhat. There isn’t anything I would change except for some of my anxiety and obsessive behaviours.