After moving to a new neighborhood this summer, I have been wanting to go for a walk and check it all out. That was almost 4 months ago and I haven't walked beyond the end of the court. I realized I have been in a slump lately and kind of blah and not really doing much of anything.
I saw my wheelchair sitting where it has been parked since we moved and completely neglected. I figured I am doing so well with walking I don't need it. Wow, I managed to not need that darn wheelchair, yeah, me. The truth is I didn't need it because I completely quit living life. I have been staying in the house most days. I have quit going out and just enjoying the weather, etc...
I decided that was it and I am going to start living again. I don't need that dang chair though. I went about trying to go out and do things and quickly realized I do need that chair for any walking beyond a few or a couple minutes. Well, I think that threw me into a depression for the past few weeks that I didn't even realize I was in until I did a lot of soul searching.
Today I got my chair out, which I am very fortunate to have. Many people do not have a wheelchair at all and desperately need it. I am fortunate enough to have my power chair. I always new if I had a wheelchair I wanted it to be yellow. Yellow has always been such a cheerful color to me. I love it. So this is me on a walk around the neighborhood. It felt so good to get out in the fresh air and cruise around.
I am going to look at my chair a whole lot differently now. It is a wonderful chair to me and I look forward to spending a lot more time with it as I jump back into life again. Jessica took this picture of me while we were out checking out the neighborhood.