Self-advocating is important to me because I am able to get accommodations for work, tasks, and projects that I may have problems with due to my disability. One accommodation that I would start with is that I need my employer/trainer to show me or let me do the task hands on because I learn better when I’m shown how to do the job. I might not need this for every task but if I don’t understand the task, that would be a great help. I would have to self-advocate when I’m getting a job. I would also have to self-advocate when at school; if the school doesn’t already distribute accommodations. Self-advocating is very important and a lot of people don’t think of it, some people may not know that they can actually do it either, and some people are too anxious to ask for accommodations, like me.
Coming back to school after the break was sudden but I’m excited to be back. I am excited to do more academics and to continue to do sports and challenge my mind and body. I missed seeing the teachers and my fellow peers while I was on break, but I have to admit, the break was needed.
I’m looking forward this year to be able to get better and to a higher level in math. WorkAbility is another thing I was looking forward to over the break because it was fun to volunteer at Make Way for Books, challenging to volunteer to wrap Christmas presents for kids that don’t have much. It was also a privilege to be a part of a community that wanted to help clean up a major park trail.
Over the break I hung out with my girlfriend and family for the holiday. I played my new videogame that I had got for Christmas and logged in about 62 hours into the game. I went shopping and hung out with my brothers over the break as well, playing Assassins Creed Unity, Mortal Kombat, and No Man’s Sky with them, which was fun to say the least, kind of annoying, but fun.