I-Yam-What-I-Yam!

I was born in Trinidad, one of the two most southerly islands that make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Now that I have been living in Canada, I really appreciate the meaning of my opening sentence. Don’t get me wrong, I came to Canada when my parents moved our entire family to Toronto and though I was heading home after university, fate moved a few pieces in the game of my life and I decided to call Canada my new home and I am happy living here.

One of the hardest things to do however is adapt to a new culture after having lived 20 years of your life in another and though I have lived in Canada for 26 years, if I am not careful, this Trini mouth and body language of mine, can get me into trouble.

I write like I speak – openly and honestly.  I call a spade a spade and sorry, I ain’t politically correct but I am not rude. So maybe, my blog is not for you, but that’s alright …it takes all kinds and all tastes to make up a diversified world. I am the proud mother of two boys, one of whom has autism and as you will find out, my life is not normal, not at all easy and I fall, A LOT…but I get up and I always will as long as there are children to stand up for and there is breath in my body, I will get up.  I love life and I want to do and see so much and I want to experience it all with my family because these three men in my life mean the world to me.  I’ve lived a lot of life in what seems to be a very short space of time.  I’ve made horrible mistakes and yet I have accomplished many great things and I hope my writing will help me connect with people. I hope to give and receive advice, share joy and shed a tear and offer and receive help through this blog.

This is just a little introduction to who I am and maybe what kind of writing to expect and to let you know that while you will find my thoughts and experiences with autism, my writing will not only be about autism because it does not define who I am nor does it define my family.   So welcome to my blog and I am grateful for the opportunity to write and share.

~IsleChile~

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