Monday, September 21, 2009

What is normal?

So what is normal? To answer that question I checked the Websters Dictionary, which states normal: not deviating from a norm, rule or principle: regular. Though I did like b: free from a mental disorder, sane. I now question whether I should continue writing bacause b could be a problem depending on which one of my friends or family you ask. So normal to me is what the average person experiences on a day to day basis. Anyone who has or is experiencing a disability of any sort realizes their loss of normality. In my blog I will share my dysautonomia normal compared with everyday normal.

How should I begin, I guess I'll start with something I miss alot, the beach. I love the beach, the cool breeze, the moist sand between my toes, the waves crashing and the water easing to the sands edge just hitting my ankles, the smell of salt, the warm sun on my shoulders, can you see it? I remember heading to the beach on a whim, no plans I would just take off and go. A beach trip now takes some planning for me, I can't go in the day, I have extreme heat intolerance, can't go alone, I may pass out just trying to walk from my car to the water, and if I do make it there's a good chance I'll be too tired to walk back. I know that if I really want to go somewhere special like the beach I have to ask those amazing people God has placed in my life to help me get to the places I really want to go. Before Dysautonomia I often experienced the beach alone, now I get to experience the amazing wonders of the beach with a few of my closest friends, who don't mind taking things a little slow. I'm beginning to learn that what feels like a curse could be a blessing in disguise.
Always inspired,


  1. Wow Michele...Good on you it is Fantastic and yes what is normal...As i forgot that sooo long ago...Yet still crave all the thing's i use to do...It blow's me away when i read these Blog's, how much we all think sooo alike when striken by this rotten disease and in my case a few other's..There is one you could do for me..Where has me gone..The real me???
    Thanks' Michele..
    Well Done xxxx

  2. Woo Hoo Michele. Can't wait for your next post!

    Michelle xxx