Brian's Ramblings

My thoughts in text, photo, and video form

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Spring Break, Yay!

I've survived the semester to enjoy another spring break. My grand plans to compose a new entry on a daily basis have fallen by the wayside. School, which IS my top priority, demanded much of my time and energy. I had a midterm exam due for one of my classes just before spring break began, which was stressful but a positive as I don't need to worry about it over the break. Although, I admit to being one who becomes anxious to learn about how well/poorly I performed on my exam.

I'll go into work for a few days this week, but I'll also make sure that I set aside some time for my body to enjoy doing nothing! I think it's imperative to allow your body the time and rest it needs to become reinvigorated after a particularly grueling period. School demands picked up immediately after my week enjoying Pac Rim 2005 and the Capacity Building Institute, leaving little time for me to relax.

The great news of the day, the month, I'd go as far to proclaim this good news for the year, is the fact that I have finally received MY own DynaWrite, the augmentative communication device that empowers me with a voice. I'm kind of experiencing the "awe" factor at this point, along with sleepiness being that I'm composing this just before 2am on Tuesday. So, I'll postpone expressing my full thoughts until I'm in a better state of alertness.

But, the immediate reaction and feeling that I must express is: Phew! I also am so very thankful for everyone who had/has been extremely supportive and encouraging throughout this journey. I also must thank my VR counselors for their support and assistance in reaching a resolution in this matter. I now have my own voice....I now have my own voice! I never thought those 6 words would read/sound so great!

Randomness of the week:

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Happy Birthday, Sharon! It was Sharon's birthday
on Sunday. On Friday, we worked together to
learn how to use the video camera. She did a great
job and learned really fast!

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We, Steven, Mellanie, John, Sharon, and I went to
watch the UH Wahine volleyball team take on
Nebraska on Friday. Unfortunately, UH lost in
5 games, but we all had a great time!

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The sun rises above Wist Hall on Thursday morning.

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Waves crash at Sandy Beach on Saturday afternoon.

Until next time, have a great spring break week. Communication is such a vital component of ANY interpersonal relationship. The lack of communication can lead to so many unfounded feelings. If you have thoughts, speak out! Use the power of communication!

Any feedback is welcomed and encouraged. Simply click on the 'comments' link found at the bottom of this entry!


  • At 10:56 AM, Anonymous Elizabeth =) said…

    Hi Brian,

    Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to hear more about your empowered voice. Awesome!

    Enjoy spring break!

    Aloha, E =)

  • At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Aloha Brian,

    Congratulations are indeed the call of the day. To have a voice-what a joy! I know you will put it to good use. Knowing you, you will wear it out in no time--good!!

    All the best.

  • At 2:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Brian, I'm so happy for you! I'm so glad your persistence paid off.

    Take care!



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