After the interview with my parents, I had many conversations and it was suggested that I interview my sister, Matilda. As the disabled sibling I’ve always been aware that this affects Matilda but I’m not Matilda so I can never really know and this is why this post is so important. How are non-disabled siblings… Continue reading An Insight Into Being the Non-Disabled Sibling: An Interview With My Sister
Since finishing my studies I’ve been experiencing the loss of occupational role. I spent so many weeks counting down to when I would finish at university and being super excited for the summer but now it’s here and I still am looking for a job I'm not enjoying my time off as much as I… Continue reading My Transition Into Adulthood: An Interview With My Parents
In my recent posts, I have been looking at my journey into accepting my disability with a fisheye lens and what stuck out the most was the crucial role that my relationships have played in this journey. On Tuesday it was World Cerebral Palsy Day and this year I dedicated my posts on my social… Continue reading The Significant Role My Family Plays in Supporting My Blog
The main aim of my #VirtualOTPlacement is educating people about the importance of online communities and over the upcoming months, online communities may be the only way anyone can stay connected and not just disabled people due to COVID-19. I must admit on a personal level I'm very relieved that I'm doing this placement especially… Continue reading How We Can Stay Connected With Others in Unprecedented Times
At the end of the week, I am turning 20 however, before I look forward to the third decade I wanted to reflect on my last decade and talk about what I've learnt. I was debating discussing everything that I've learnt in the past 20 years but then I realised that it was only around… Continue reading What I Would Tell My 10-year-old Self
My initial thought for the last blog post of the year was to reflect on 2019 but seen as NSTP will be turning 1 shortly after Christmas I thought I'd save all the cheesy stuff for one long blog. Therefore, I will try and make this short so apologies if I get carried away... Christmas… Continue reading What Christmas Means to Me
It's November, which is diabetes awareness month, which means that I finally get to introduce you to my Mum. My Mum has type 1 diabetes which has a massive impact on her life just like any disability, yet she still carries on and is a huge inspiration to us all. I know that that word… Continue reading Diabetes Awareness Month 2019
October is Down's Syndrome awareness month which gives me a reason to do another post on how adorable Tommy is. A few months ago I did a post about Tommy and my feelings towards no longer being the only disabled member of the family. However, that post was 4 months ago now and Tommy is… Continue reading Down’s Syndrome Awareness Month 2019!
Welcome back to another blog post! This blog post is a family post- yes this is my third family-related post within the last 3 months. However, my family is a very close family and they have always been very supportive of me so I think they deserve a bit a credit because I wouldn't be… Continue reading No Longer Being the Only Disabled Member of the Family
This blog is dedicated to my sister, best friend and the reason behind the name of my page, Matilda. As I have gone into occupational therapy and have got older, I am more aware that having a disability has an effect on other non-disabled siblings and I know that over the years my needs have… Continue reading Having a Little and a Big Sister!