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My life

The Joys of Me

So over the weekend I did a post about disability advice. Well today I am going to say I hate being injured. When I reinjured my shoulders I had to go through a lot more pain now.

I now have to use a sling on which ever arm hurts the most. This is really starting to reek havoc on my day to day life.

I tried to do some shopping and honestly pushing a trolly around with one hand was a pain in the ass and very difficult to do.

However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. When I went to the shops today a woman freaked out that she did not have any money for the trolly. I went into my purse and found I had an extra £1. I gave it to her.

When I was done shopping she had been waiting for me and tried to give it back to me. I told her to keep it. If she then found someone in need she should give it to them. She went and brought an envelope and put the £1 in it. She labelled it “for future help”.

This just shows that if you are having a rough day with your disabilities, there is always someone who may be in need. So when you get help, make sure that you pay it forward. It is pretty easy to forget in this day and age to forget to be nice. The smallest act of kindness can make the biggest difference. So make sure that you dont forget about it.

If you could help?

Hi,

If you could help the Australian people by going there to support those who have lost their homes or the first responders would you?

If flights, VISAs, and maintenance were not an issue would you get on a flight now to help? I want to show the Australian Government how many people want to help them in their time of need. If, it is something that you would do, please complete the forms below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScaCa05_TCebt2A-zGPC3ELxcf4DY0KPL2rEifwc7tmY_7hew/viewform?usp=sf_link

I will use the responses to send to the Australian Government to show that there are people who want to help, they just have to ask for it and make it possible for people to help.

We are Stewards of the World

I am a Citizen of the World

I have long considered myself out of place and out of time. Just because I am Autistic I have decided that the reason I feel out of place is because I am a citizen not just of my country of birth, but of the world

I feel deeply for those who struggle not just here but across the globe. I hurt when I see the pain that other people are going through whether it is from natural disaster or through circumstance. I cant make the hurt stop however, what I can do is call for help

So because of this I want to call out to everyone. No matter what Religion you are be it Christian, Buddist, Muslim, Jewish or something else, we are stewards of the world. This even applies to those who are people of no faith. We are supposed to look after and protect the world and we have failed to do so.

So my call out is to everyone. What we are seeing in Australia at the moment is total devastation. Homes and lives are being lost and our first responders are doing the best they can. The Military is doing the best they can but they need our help. What ever you can do to help those affected by the Bushfires please do so.

Look at the red cross, look for things that can help these people who have lost everything, The trees and the environment that has been destroyed, the wildlife that could be extinct because of these fires. We need to do something to help everyone. We are stewards of this world and we are all human. I dont care about political views but we need to help these people.

Disabled Avice

What you should do when you are struggling?

I have had to learn something the hard way. On the 27th December I had a fall and wrenched both my shoulders. I tried to stop myself from falling and it didnt work at all.

I looked after them for a week and thought that things were ok. I tried to do some fitness yesterday to get some exercise and did too much. Now both my shoulders are back to being in agony.

So, advice to people who are disabled and dealing with an injury. Don’t over do the exercise. You will find that you are suffering more in the long run.

I know this sounds like I am telling you to suck eggs, but I made the mistake and I know my limitations, so it can happen to anyone at any time. Just make sure you look after yourself.

Coding & Me

What makes coding special to me?

Coding is something that I am finding very relaxing.

When your brain is so chaotic as mine, coding gives me a sense of something that makes me feel safe. When you have two neurodiverse conditions which are by their nature polar opposites of each other, you mind can be a crowded and messy place. This is what I live with on the day to day

Coding brings me a certain amount of relaxation when my world is going crazy and there is nothing I can do to stop it

It also gives me something to focus on. When I am unable to sleep, or having stress, coding gives me that focus I need to get through.

There is something so elegant about coding. It never lies. It works or it doesn’t. If it doesn’t it gives you a mission for find out why it is not working. This is a challenge.

I would recommend finding a project that you can work on if you are Autistic. It can give you a sense of purpose in a crazy world that we find ourselves in.

Anyway I will leave it ther for now.

Call Out to the World – Urgent

Dear World,

I am asking for an urgent call out to the world both citizens, politicians and businesses. Australia has been hit with the worst bush fire which is showing no signs of slowing down. This overshadows the horrific fire that happened at Grenfell Tower and we need to help.

We have a country who have been devastated and we need to do something to help. We can not in good consciousness ignore the situation. We are in this situation because we were supposed to look after the planet and we are destroying it. This is something we cant take back, but, what we can do is rally together to help those in need now.

There has already been death due to this fire and it does not seem to be letting up.

To everyone in the world I am asking that you find a way to support our brothers and sisters down under.

I have already started looking into a way that we can support the fire fighters and have contacted the Rural Fire Service for guidance. Fundraising site to come. I have emailed the Australian Government to see what we can do in terms of people wanting to go over to help. I am one person but together we are a world community.

We need to help these people so what you need to start looking at;

1) Can you post anything to Australia to help support the first responders and survivors? Clothes, Food, Cash etc.

2) Lobby your politicans to look at sending military support;

3) Lobby organisation in the private sector for support; sending items of need out there; free flights for those going out to help;  etc;

Lets do what we can, because what would happen if this was our country that was going up in flames would we not want people to help and support? Many people have died and others have lost everything they owned. Nothing can bring those things back but lets look at ways that we can help these people.

I will update you with my progress on getting support sent out there;

Thanks

 

My Peace

My peace of mind

How do I draw Peace in a Chaotic mind?

I often get asked how I draw peace in the chaos of my mind? How do I calm myself both as an autistic person as well as a Christian woman as well. The truth is is that I often find peace in a certain Psalm. The Psalm I refer to is Psalm 23 and I will share it with you now

The Lord is my Shepherd, I lack nothing;

He makes me lie down in green pastures;

he leads me beside quiet waters;

He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake;

Even though I walk through the darkest valley;

I will fear no evil;

For you are with me;

Your rod and your staff they comfort me;

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

You anoint my head with oil;

My cup overflows

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life;

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord, forever;

This Psalm is something that always has stayed with me and been a calming influence on me when growing up. It shows that no matter what happens God will take care of me. Even, if it does not seem like it now I will be rewarded when I see him at the end of my road where ever that may be. When you grow up with a mind a chaotic as mine, with un-diagnosed autism it is really easy to wonder why everything happens to you but this Psalm no matter how chaotic my life is it brings me back