>This weekend my niece Grace had her 6th birthday party. It ended up being a great day to be outside, at least for the couple hours of the party. It seems to be the season for “luau” themed parties this year as my niece Bianca is also having a “luau” 2nd birthday party this coming weekend. There were some of Grace’s friends parents that were there partaking in the festivities as their children played. While we were partaking in the food, punch and conversation I had a bit of an out of body experience. I looked down at myself and smiled. Usually when I drink I need to use two hands to steady the liquid, when eating my hand is shaky and slow to my mouth, and I talk slower. Even with all that happening I didn’t feel self-conscious about this for the first time. Yes, I’ve grown more comfortable over time. This was my first time where I accepted me as me. What a feeling! I finally accepted myself.