— Mateus William (via exoticwild)
This is a great, very helpful piece about how to imagine, organize, and conserve your spoons (for disabled people who few spoons to start with).
(If you’re completely confused about why so many sick and disabled people talk about “spoons,” check "The Spoon Theory," which explains the metaphor).
— Sick and Tired: Empathy, Encouragement, and Practical help for Those Suffering from Chronic Health Problems by Kimberly Rae (via brittieslifeasiknowit)
if you had to drop out of a class you are not a failure
if you had to take time off school you are not a failure
if you had to leave school for good you are not a failure
your worth is not determined by academia and this goes doubly so for disabled people and others for whom school is set against them
my grandmother said something that’s resonated with me. she said “people don’t understand that when they’re ill, they go to sleep knowing they’ll wake one day soon feeling better. you have go to sleep every night hoping, and it never happens.”
That is a very powerful message. And hard for people without illnesses to comprehend.