Hello everyone. I found out yesterday that I have lost my battle with the Florida State DMV to get my driver’s license renewed. Initially I was shocked as I felt that they were really going to work with me, but in the end they said there was nothing they could do for me unless I physically came into the DMV. That is not an option today so as of this Sunday, July 7th I will be without a driver’s license. It’s amazing just how much that little card seems to represent. To me it represents being part of “everyone else”….it represents freedom to choose. I don’t drive now, but if I wanted to start practicing it again I cannot. That truly saddens me. Somehow I feel trapped in my house whereas before my being homebound was more of an “acceptance.” Since I believe all things are a matter of perspective I shall try to get a better one in this area. I will also regroup and see if writing my congressman for example, will make a difference. I don’t think “they” have heard the last from me. Someone needs to speak on behalf of those of use who cannot physically get into certain places to accomplish important, even life-altering tasks.
On a lighter note, my book “Behind These Eyes” will be published in paper form SOON. I was not sure that I even wanted to do that, but I decided that it would be nice to hold the hard copy in my hand as opposed to just having the digital copy. This has all been such a learning experience for me in so many ways. It’s nice to know that we can all continue to learn, grow and be creative as long as we live!