My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. ā€” Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. Iā€™m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

About Me

Hi, My name is Bethany. I am 35 years old from a small town in Michigan. I like to read, listen to music,work on my family genealogy, spend time with friends and family and kick butt at crossfit. I was also born with a condition called spina bifida, but i’ll tell you more about that…

What’s Going On?

Hello dear readers! I hope all of you are well and safe in these terrible and uncertain times in this country. I have been sitting and thinking about what I want to say or if I felt I wanted to or could say anything at all since the death of George Floyd. I don’t have…

What Not To Say

Hello dear readers,I hope all of you are doing well and staying safe during this uncertain time. Please stay home when you can and take necessary safety measures when you go out, Today I want to talk about something that is very important to me and that is things that people say in relationship to…

Identity

Hello awesome readers. It is the last day of January 2020 and I hope your new year and decade are off to a great start! I have some awesome things that I will be doing this year that I am so excited to share with you, but that will be for later so keep watch!…

I Matter

Today I received a package, in it was an Apple Watch that I purchased for myself. I have been very excited to get one because I did my research and know that Apple took the time to work with adaptive athletes to get the calibration right so wheelchair users could have an accurate fitness tracker….

Think Before You Act

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great October. It is certainly going by quickly! Since Halloween is upon us, I wanted to discuss costumes. Today, I was scrolling on Facebook and a page I followed had posted a picture of a man dressed as a blind pilot, cane and all. I’m pretty sure…

See Me

Hi dear friends! Sorry, it’s been a while since you have heard from me. October has already been a busy month for me. This past Saturday, the 5th my CrossFit box helped me put on a fundraising/awareness event for Spina Bifida Awareness Month. We got wheelchairs and did several exercises that I do to give…

Happy Anniversary, ADA!

Today, 29 years ago, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. This law was a monumental victory for the disabled community, and as a 6-year-old child, I had no idea the impact it would have on my life. This act helped stop discrimination in education, transportation, housing, purchasing of goods…

What Not To Say or Do

Yesterday morning I was scrolling on Facebook and I came across a story about a young boy who designed and built a bike he could ride with his cousin who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. The headline said, “This 11-year-old boy designed a bike so his cousin who suffers from spina bifida could…

My Boy

In the course of talking about my family, I forgot to mention my boy Gunner. Bad kitty mama! šŸ˜‚ So, Gunner is a 9-year-old grey gorgeous cat with beautiful green eyes. He came into my life 7 years ago when my best friend became a single mom and couldn’t afford to keep him. It was…

My Family

I am going to break down my life and interests in my next few posts. Like I stated in my introduction, I’m 35 years old. I was born in Ohio, but have lived in Michigan since I was about 1. My parents are still married and I have an older sister and younger brother. I…