Questions, Decisions, Living Life!
By: Monica Patterson
As I mentioned in a previous post, I live in a house with two gentlemen. I’ve been here for a little over a year after living in a home with 24/7 support. My housemates are sometimes a challenge for me because of their moods and the challenges they are facing. Sometimes we just don’t mesh! I usually handle this challenge by doing things on my own like staying in my room, listening to music or watching TV. Hey, but this is a part of living with housemates in an independent setting. I’m sure they struggle with me as well.
I am coming up on my 37th birthday this month. I will be celebrating with my family, some of my staff, and friends over the weekend. My birthday has made me think about serious things and the future. I’m struggling to plan for the future because I don’t know what I want. Do I want to live alone? Do I want to stay where I am? I cannot visualize where I will be in five years or even in ten years. Is that normal for someone my age? Who else struggles with these thoughts?
In the meantime, I am working on money management and continuing with my blog. I’m also starting to learn how to drive, so I can get my driver’s license, and ultimately buy my own car. As far as my job goes, I will be participating in planning meetings for our Self-Advocacy Annual Conference in June at the Eagle’s Lodge in Roswell. Please stay tuned for more information on the conference.
I’m excited to have been asked to help a young gentleman out of Las Cruces with guardianship. I will be visiting with him sometime to share my experience with him. I feel pretty proud to share my story and that I could possibly help others through this struggle. This will be a great opportunity for me and will let my followers know what the outcome is.
I’m enjoying the spring, dreading the hot summer months, and am already looking forward to the fall weather. Everyone enjoy your seasons!
Until next time!!!
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