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I’m Lisa Standeven. I have one hand. I don’t particularly love that fact. I think my limb looks strange, even after twenty-some years. I can’t dirt bike with my family, I am terrible at painting my toenails and my handwriting leaves a bit to be desired. On the flip side, I get my manicures for half price, I only need one potholder and I wear a fairly handy apparatus on my arm most days.
I have spent the better part of my life learning to accept an impairment that changed how I live. At first, it seemed a tragedy, a burden, even a curse. Losing my dominant hand in a workplace accident was devastating. In fact, it was probably the worst day of my life, so far. But shit happens…and it could have been worse. I have learned so much as a result of that very terrible day that I don’t think I would undo it now, even if I could.
This blog is about possibilities. It’s about resilience, frustrations, learning and growing. It is about embracing reality and shooting for the stars because I know that most things we dream are more than distant possibilities. I will share insights about everything, from family planning to business planning, from disability to employability.
Join me. Dare to dream. Share the journey. Anything’s possible!