Becoming an adult is the most important thing to the human race, especially if you are a girl. In the teenage phase of life, you change a lot physically and mentally. Sometimes you change a lot in a short time. For me, it all happened in one summer.
Hiring a professional website designer was where all of this started. I knew that my website needed some updates, especially if I am becoming more well known. Unfortunately, my sister and I didn't know what to do different. I started to look into professional website designers. Although I had no idea where to find one or how to hire them, I managed to find someone and say here you go. My parents had nothing to do with this. I hired the designer by myself, and I work with her without any help. The designer Lisa Erickson, was incredible! She would always listen to my feedback, and change it if necessary. I would recommend Lisa if you want help with your website!
Before a month ago, I just had only one aide that would come Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Although she was the best, I needed some more help on the other days. So, I started contacting people that had worked with me. I found and hired one lady that worked with me in middle school. She would work Thursdays and Saturdays. I also hired someone else that would work Tuesdays. My parents didn't help me hire them. Now that I am older, I know what I need. I now handle all of my assistants by myself. My parents only handle the payments. This is a good start to becoming more independent.
I am starting school in a few days. I have some goals for this year. For someone in a wheelchair that always have aides by their side, it is easy to let them help you too much. For example, I use to let my aides tell my teachers what I need. Now that I am going into high school, I need to be responsible for myself.
I have change this summer! I am trying to be responsible for myself. Nobody knows better than me what I need. This is a new year, and I am ready for the challenge!