There are many times were I feel trapped in my own body because of having cerebral palsy, I often doubt myself on my ability to do things on my own and I am afraid to do things on my own because I feel like every time I try to do something, I always feel as if I am doing it wrong. Most of that fear is because it wasn’t until last year that I started to do things completely on my own. For example some thing as easy as putting a dirty glass dish in the dishwasher. I am always afraid that I am going to drop the glass dish and it is going to brake al over the tile floor.
My biggest problem is that I am not confident in myself. I am especially not confident in myself when I am doing my schoolwork. I am always Second guessing myself about everything that I do. For example I always second-guess myself when I am doing my math homework because I don’t want to get the wrong answer. Another time that I don’t feel confident in myself is when I am physically writing on paper. I don’t feel confident in myself when I am writing on paper because I am afraid that people would not be able to read my handwriting because I don’t write very neatly.
Over the past year since I have been doing a lot more things on my own, I have realized that I can do a lot more things on my own than I thought I could. What I have learned is that in order for us to do things despite our challenges, we need to push through what ever challenge it is that we are facing right now. It might be hard but we all will get though it.
Leave a comment down below letting me know if their has ever been a time in your life where you have felt trapped in your own body?