Don't know if this has been done before, but how ppl got their handle interests me. There's often a story to tell. Mine, as might be blindingly obvious, suggests a more than passing passion for that recreational pursuit invented by the Inuit people---kayaking. The 'yakka' part of it is reference to a phrase used down here to refer to work: as in 'hard yakka'. If anyone has ever paddled into a 25 knot headwind they will know what I mean. It also means chat as in 'yakkity yak' which is another one of my favourite pastimes.
there is a tale that the island people tell... dont know if it is true but i love it so well....jollyman sings for his supper everynight....the people feed him well causes he treats us so right......jimmy buffett
I think mine is self explanatory. IL is independent living which I've discussed in enough posts not to need to detail again. Something I always did but in becoming homebound wanted to have an oppurtunity to reach out to other people regardless (and still gain some ideas and support as everyone else).
I picked my initials + one of my hobbies/passions. Before I came to medhelp I was actively writing out a series of books. I sort of lost that passion over time like I had before. My passion in writing and art seem to come and go in phases. I go through dry spells, then I go through stages I'm actively writing and you won't see me at all.
When I first joined, I came on to help parents on the forum to understand their children with autism. I can't speak for anyone but myself, so I use my life to help others by sharing things about myself. In sharing about myself, some people find things in common with their child. At the same time I find there are areas I need help in and I'm thankful for everyone who has been patient with me so far.
It's all a learning experience, both the good and bad. I realized even if I am not working on a story all the time, I still am a writer. It's my passion. Writing doesn't have to be poetry or art. Even just expressing one's feelings is writing.
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