Sunday, May 8, 2011

The best advice I ever got.

I have the chance to answer some questions that came from moms. I'll try and answer the questions to the best of my ability. Some of the questions are also serving as inspiration for future posts. So be patient. 

The first question:

What is the best piece of advice or support your parents gave you? If you could go back in time and tell your parents one thing about parenting you, what would it be?

That's a pretty easy one.

The best advice The Matriarch ever gave me is saved on my phone.  It says:
"You are remarkable. Pursue your interests and the right people will come along to keep you company"
So far, it's worked pretty well. It's pretty easy to get caught up in wanting friends and wanting to be liked by my peers. This advice is a good reminder to focus on my academic interest and not stress too much about the people in my life. 

The best advice Dr. Capt. Daddy gave me was
"It doesn't matter if you can do a job as much as your attitude matters. If you have a good attitude, show up on time and are generally nice to people then it doesn't matter what your deficiencies are."
This has served me pretty well too.  It's also easy to get caught up in what I can't do. You get told so much as NNT that there are things that you can't do. This advice reminds me that even though I am NNT I am also much more than that. I can do a great number of things, including some things that NT's can't do.

The advice I would give my parents if I had a time machine?

Don't forget to use your words. Your words have the greatest impact on my life. Tell me that you love me. 

I never felt unloved as a kid, but it was really meaningful when my parents told me with words.  


  1. I am so freaking stoked about your blog! Thank you so, so much for sharing your insights with the world. We need this. I need this.

  2. So happy to see you blogging! Welcome to the community. :) And, I have to say, that you have one helluva killer mom! I'm stealing her advice. :)

    If you want to guest blog over at my place, shoot me an email!

    Good luck,

  3. I am totally yanking that advice and having it made into artwork for my kids walls. Thank you for starting this blog and sharing your journey.

  4. Thanks so much for your blog. just found it. This will be a great resource for me and my kids!

  5. Thank you all very much for your support.


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