Today’s Q & A comes to us from another one of our specialists, Cynthia Goldberg. I asked her a question about overcoming a particular challenge, and here is what she said.
Question: What was it like to move away from a protected community to an apartment on your own?
Answer: When I moved from a supported living community to my own apartment, I had many struggles to get myself where I am now. I had to face my fears of living on my own. Part of me thought that I wasn’t ready, but I had to try a new way to keep me learning and inspired and to lift my spirits. To keep myself positive, I focused on the positives. I faced my fears, and now I am able to be more of myself. And it was better than I thought it might be. I kept some of my old connections to friends and added some new connections. I still have my important friends, and I have new friends now too, like a new community that I am an important part of. I still work for the bookshop that sells my books and cards where I still learn new things. Sometimes facing the challenges of new things is hard for me, but I have been learning to use positive thinking methods to achieve my goals. The important thing is that I am willing to keep myself growing and growing and to keep myself happy inside and out. Being in the Kiwanis Club where I live is helping me to be a good member of my community and to reach out to help others. Playing different sports has taught me how to be a good team player. My new life is almost like being on my basketball team, where there is lots of support. I am creating a life the way I want it to be….a new circle of life.
Please feel free to contact Cynthia on her website at www.cynthiagoldberg.com or leave her a comment or a question right here.
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