The importance of music


Music to me is really important to me as it can explain to people how I feel with out me having to say anything. It also tells me I am not alone as that song must have been made as someone else has felt the same way.

Music also makes me feel empowered and as it’s portable I can listen  to it anywhere.

As I have got older it’s importance in my life has increased. I now find when ever I am not working I usually have music playing.

Below are links to a couple of the many songs that I really enjoy listening to.

Fight Song by Rachel Platten


Be Strong by Delta Goodrem


Earth by Sleeping  At Last


Feeling Philosophical


So this morning I was feeling really philosophical and started to wonder if the word independence had a different meaning to different people.

Personally, it means to be able to do things on my own and be able to go where and when I would like withoutt relying on someone else.

I then decided to ask friends and family to see what they thought independence was some believed it was having confidence in yourself, others said not having to depend on others by getting your drive within yourself and standing on your own two feet. Another great response was having the space and freedom to do things yourself (what ever is right for you.)

As well as mental and phycical freedom. Although you can physically do something mentally you may not cope and vice versa.

Now I ask you the reader, what does independence mean to you? Leave me a comment below and I will see what you come up with.

Take care,

Dolphin xx


Hi guys,

The other day I found the following quote and thought I would share it with you.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

This can be applied to my basketball there is no way I can score if I don’t attempt it.

It can also be applied to life if you don’t try you will never know. To try something and not like is better than not trying and regretting it later.

Take care,

Dolphin xx

Senior Section


Today I went to the Senior Section centenary opening event.

There where lots of stalls and things to do. I got in a race car which was really cool as well as lasers where you have to get to the brief case at the end without touching the lasers. I touched one when I went really low on my stomach the top of my hoodie caught it.

It was really nice to spend a day with the guides in my unit outside the normal meeting time.

Take care,

Dolphin xx


Why am I writing a blog?


I thought I would share with you the reasons why I started a blog.

I struggle at times with life geting on top of me and this can make me feel really low. This is a good way for me to be able to let the emotions I feel  out as well as hopefully gaining support.

I enjoy helpping others and hope that this blog can help at least one person.

By documentiing things I can also gain a clear picture of how and when my emotions affect me most.

Take care,

Dolphin xx

What am I doing?

Hi all,

I thought you may want to know what I am currently doing.

I am a college student  studying A2 Religious Studies and Sociology as well as BTEC Law both years in one go as As Law went wrong last year as I panicked but still reallyy wanted to study Law.

My favourite is law and I spend 9 hours a week in law lessons plus doing coursework so my life is very full of law.

I play wheelchair baskeetball and have recently played at the Copperbox in Juniour League.

I also helping at my guide unit and being a member of the Senior Section.

Think thats it for now

take care,

Dolphin xx

A bit about me

A bit about me.

Hi, my name is Aaliyah and I am 17 years old. I like music especially All Time Low and quotes.

Since birth I have had lots of medical conditions.

My main conditions are psudo-reumatoid dysplasia this means that my bones grew in slightly the wrong way making it harder for my muscles to work this is why I use a wheelchair and sometimes a walker.

My next condition is renal tubular dysgenesis this put simply means my kidneys are permanently on holiday and never worked so at the age of 4 after a few years on dyalasis which left me always tired, I went to Evelina Hospital although at the time it was Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital to have a kidney transplant. I don’t really remember what happened apart from that usually you don’t know your donor. Well, I do my donor is the most amazing person in my life and literally my life saver my dad. Luckily for me bot h my parents were a match so it was decided dad would go. On March 5th 2003 I got my much needed gift of life a KIDNEY!

Since then my life has improved massively.

On that note I would like to leave you with a poem by Robert N Test, Cinccinnati Post 1976.

It’s called Life Goes On

Too remember me…

The day will come when my body will lie upon a white sheet neatly tucked under four corners of a mattress located in a hospital busily occupied with the living and the dying.

At a certain moment, a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposes, my life has stopped.

When that happens, do not attempt to instil artificial life into my body by the use of a machine.

And don’t call this my death bed. Let it be called the Bed Of Life, and let my body be taken from it to help others lead fuller lives.

Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby’s face or loved in the eyes of a woman.

Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain.

Give my blood to the teenager who was pulled from the wreckage of his car so that he might live to see his grandchildren play.

Give my kidneys to one who depends on a machine to exist from week to week.

Take my bones, every muscle, every fibre and nerve in my body , and find a way to make a crippled child walk.

Explore every corner of my brain. Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that, someday, a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her window.

Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow.

If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses and all prejudice against my fellow man.

Give my sins to the devil. Give my soul to God.

If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do so with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you.

If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.

Thank you for reading

Dolphin xx