Almost every adult will ask a young person what they want to be when they grow up?
Growing up I used to want to be a police officer, a professional soccer player, or a marine biologist. As I aged and entered high school I changed my dream to something I thought would be easier with a physical disability, psychology.
I sometimes wish when I was younger that I attempted to pursue my childhood dreams, I didn’t because I believed they were impossible careers for a person in a wheelchair, and I was right because I didn’t even know a person in a wheelchair, let alone seen them working. I let the fear of the unknown change my dreams, in this case, not knowing how physically disabled I would be later on in life, which really no one can predict. Do you think about what you want to be when you grow up or do you take it day by day? Do you have someone you can talk to about disability and choosing a career path?
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