I am Jewish woman in my early 40’s who was born with Cerebral Palsy(CP). I'm learning to define myself by the qualities I possess as a person rather than "what I do for a living. I have always wanted to be financially self-supporting but I realize that desire may not happen due to the limitations of my disability. And some important people in my life have reminded me that being independent is broader than finances. I understand more now that living a purposeful life is about making a difference with who I am and what I can give to others. Writing this blog is one way I hope to make a difference.