Words by Julie - Living Life With Paralysis

My Apology

It seems as though I owe you an apology. I am good. Well, fine…better than I was four and a half years ago. I’m happy that I am proud of all that I have written; because reposting something from the past may cause you, or someone you know, grief! Thank you to the Lucknow area […]

That woman of 42

It is amazing to me how one photo can just bring me to my knees. How four and a half years later, even with this life I have re-built, one picture can bring back the loss. It felt like I was looking at someone who died, was gone from my life for so long I […]

Opening up means mission accomplished

I’ve been stewing over this for the past 12 hours. What to say? What words even come close to describing what I feel? Plus, I know it is risky too? Why is that risky? Why can’t I just say it? “It” by the way, is how to start to say thank you. Because it doesn’t […]

Build YOUR Space – the Open House edition

Although writing has still been a priority for me, I just haven’t made it to this space to do so! But there is a good reason for that – Build YOUR Space: How to create an accessible home for your, your family and your future, is now a published book! Written and published by me, […]

Make an offer

My kids think they are smarter than me. But I’m getting ahead of myself. There are times that I wish the paparazzi would follow me around just so I could share with you what my life is like day to day. Yesterday would have been a great example. I dropped the kids off at the […]

Getting There

This afternoon I asked Oliver to take a few photos for me. I could see, from the kitchen, a lonely purple flower out in the tall grasses. Like kids do, he took more than a few; I liked this one the best for what you see and what you don’t see. When we built last […]

The Queen of Selfcare

My friend Annie called me this last week. She was proud of me because I rented a cottage for a few days to get away and get some writing done. I also had equal time with Theo, by myself and with some friends. I had been looking forward to it for months, and it was […]

Writing Holiday

Several months ago I started to hunt for an accessible cottage. I know what you are thinking: “she just built a brand new house!” Which is true. However, I counter that with the fact that my home is also my workspace. I take people on tours of my home, I exercise in my home and […]

Minor decisions with major consequences

It’s been three years and 11 months since I sustained my SCI and I’m still learning. Unfortunately, I’m learning the hard way, but at least I’m writing it all down. It’s hard to publicly admit when you have done something stupid, but, my goal for writing this blog has always been to be honest, share […]


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