Me Fly Chicago, Surprise Birthday

Okay, so, my last blog post lied a little. I said my next CODA visit was going to be June 1st, buuuuuuut that’s because I had to keep my May 12th visit a secret! I got to fly to Chicago to surprise a long-time CODA friend that I met at KODAWest camp! His mom and…

Sleep Not Good. Bad Dream.

Being a CODA has influenced every aspect of my life, including my dreams. It’s very rare that I get a good night’s sleep since my brain is constantly running through my to-do list, every possible outcome of any decision I make, hypothetical scenarios, trying to understand why things happen, and so much more. I suspect…

Christmas with the Deafs

This holiday break I went to Colorado to spend time with my mom’s side of the family. And, in case you were wondering, they are all deaf (including my mom, dad, aunt, uncle, cousins, and grandmom). Me and my sisters are the only “hearing” ones in the family. A few memorable things happened over the…

Travel, plan go where?

I told my parents I wanted to study abroad my junior year of high school. She suggested that we host a foreign exchange student instead. I woefully agreed to my denied request to leave the country, but I was still very excited to live with someone who was from another culture. My mom’s suggestion came…

Shotgun Birthday Pt. 2 (2 weeks later)

About a year ago my Grandmom won the jackpot at a casino in Colorado. On the same date, at the same slot machine, she won the jackpot again this year. The casino recently sent her a free weekend stay at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas with gambling and food/drink vouchers, so she decided…

Shotgun Birthday

In my first blog post, I briefly introduced myself in which I included my age and how excited I was to turn 21 in November. Now would also be the time to refresh your memory that my titles are all in ASL (American Sign Language). The number 21 can be signed as “shotgun.” Well. It’s…

Module on Security and Privacy Online

Privacy is harder and harder to achieve nowadays. What we’ve posted on the internet, or what others have posted about us, will remain in existence forever. Even if we delete it, there’s a chance someone else has already reposted or taken a screen shot of the original. Security is also difficult to attain with so…

CODA Conference Finish, Now Do Do?

At any C/KODA event, you’re only surrounded by other people who completely understand and love you; this is why anything CODA-related has become my utopia. I get to experience what it is like to be 100% unapologetically me, and I’m not only unconditionally loved through it, I’m encouraged to be myself. At camp/retreat/conference/anything K/CODA-related, I can freely…

Module on Online Learning

After checking out the top 22 online resources for web design training, I found that a combination of W3Schools, Google Code University, Don’t Fear the Internet, and CSS-Tricks would be most useful to me since they focus on what I would need to know, they’re easy to navigate, they’re flexible in time/usage, and best of all, they’re…

Not Able Call Parents Affect How?

So, I guess this is the sequel to my other blog post, “Just Call Your Mom.” I was thinking more about how not using traditional calling growing up affects my life today, and I came up with three ways. Way #1: I cannot relate to all of the “I can call my mom and she…