Going the Extra Mile

I haven’t always pushed myself the extra mile. I used to do a lot of things to get out of therapy. I would run to the bathroom, to get food, or to the couch. This isn’t to be confused with medical or sensory issues. I’m proud of how far I’ve come. I had a big period of change and growth. I wasn’t happy with my life because I got bored being at home. I pushed for major life changes. I realize now that my life and supports were wonderful, it was my attitude that wasn’t. I wish I could take it back, but I can’t. What I can do now is apply myself and all of my energy to everything. I go the extra mile in everything that I do in therapy now. My therapists come over to help me and that isn’t something I will take for granted again. I am always trying to do my best to improve myself and I admire everyone trying to do the same, no matter how hard it is.

6 comments

  1. Being transparent is so appreciated. We all make mistakes and do things we wished we didn’t. This is a problem for all people walking the earth, whether on the spectrum or neurotypical. It is human nature. It’s good you are moving forward and having gratitude for your helpers and path.

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  2. Wow! I never thought of it like that! My son has speech therapy and every time his therapy is about to start, suddenly he gets the need to go to the bathroom, get water or he just tells me that he has lazy bones and can’t get up and walk to the therapy room.
    I wonder how I can help my son become more motivated. How about you, what made you want to change? Thank you!

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