Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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The Last Bunny Standing: A Doomed Victim or A Feisty Survivor?

Filed under: Motivation — by at 10:36 am on Thursday, April 26, 2012

Once upon a time there were three adorable Golden Bunnies, happy and carefree. Sadly, one day a big monster came and devoured every tasty, chocolate-y morsel of two of the bunnies. All that remained was their two collars with gold bells…

Lindt Easter bunny beside two empty collars

You are the last remaining Golden Bunny. What do you do? Do you concede to the same doomed fate? Do you learn from the past tragedy and focus on being a survivor? Or do you discover a third option?

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Photo Wheel Outtakes: The Shots Not Typically Shared

Filed under: Living with a disability — by at 5:56 pm on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

On beautiful days Darrell and I grab our respective cameras and head out somewhere we can easily get to. These photo wheels have become an outside activity we are able to enjoy together.

I frequently share a day’s best photos in a post, like the Easter bouquet a few days ago.

What I don’t share are the umpteen shots that don’t make the cut because of my shaky cerebral palsy and my not-quite-perfected camera mount. That is, not until now…perhaps there is beauty hidden somewhere in the outtakes…

Clear blue sky with a tree top in the bottom corner

My palm, seriously!

Looking up a tall evergreen tree

Looking part way up two tall evergreen trees

Looking into the branches of two tall evergreen trees

Then I get the one I was aiming for…or almost, which only means I still have something to keep shooting for and isn’t that what photography is all about…

Evergreen trees towering toward the blue sky

Once Darrell and I get home and have had time to go through our own photos, we show each other our successes (and failures).

I love this one Darrell took me trying to look through my camera with it mounted to my scooter and tilted upwards. It explains why I have so many outtakes.

Glenda peering through her camera mounted to her scooter with Gorilla tripod

What makes me grateful is that, because of the technology, I now have photography as a hobby. I would have never had the freedom to take so many outtakes for those few decent ones had I needed to pay for film processing.

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An Easter Bouquet for You

Filed under: Motivation — by at 10:31 pm on Saturday, April 7, 2012

Darrell with his camera around his neckDarrell and I went on a photo wheel around our neighbourhood Holland Park and I picked this bouquet as my Easter gift to you…

A close up of purple heather

A bright pink rhododendron flower surrounded by buds bursting to open

Bold yellow flowers

Red flowers on a bush

A dainty pink rhododendron blossom in full bloom

Purple rhododendron in full bloom

Evergreen trees towering toward the blue sky

A smiling face created in a pebble mosaic

Wishing you hope and the possibilities of life.

Happy Easter!

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The Power of Sharing One’s Story: Impacting Others in Unimaginable Ways

Filed under: I'll Do It Myself: The Book — by at 6:56 pm on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I'll Do It Myself on the KindleA few days ago I invited those who have kindly read my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself and now had questions to ask away.

My barefooting friend Karen Putz responded with “What’s the most profound lesson you’ve learned since writing the book?”

My response: What a great question, Karen! I had to give this one some thought before the answer struck, and then it was so obvious.

One of my reasons for writing the book was to help people, but what I didn’t realize until the book had been released to the world was how powerful sharing one’s story can be.

Although my story might be vaguely familiar to another’s, say, for example My Left Foot by Christy Brown, my perspective and lessons learned are what make my story unique; that is what connects, touches or inspires someone else in ways I could not have imagine.

Even though I do not consider my story to be spectacular or extraordinary, the act of sharing my story and impacting others  is where the power and magic of writing the book lies.

Now it is your turn…if you have read I’ll Do It Myself and now have a question, ask away in the comment section below.

Also, if worthy, please consider writing a review on Amazon.

Thanks kindly.

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