I’m back! I have to say that while I knew it would be weird to not be posting every day and sharing my life with you, I didn’t think I would truly miss it as much as I have the last two weeks. I definitely enjoyed and needed the break, but I really do love what I do, and the fact that we have become a part of each other’s lives is something that is special to me. I have lots to share from the last few weeks of my life, and believe me when I say it has been an exciting, interesting, and even frustrating adventure. We will get to all of that over the coming days though, because today, as a special treat to kick off my return to www.scottdrotar.com, I have an enormous announcement about Roll Models.
Several weeks ago, I was wasting time on Facebook when I ran across the company page for the Braun Corporation. This is a national company that addresses numerous mobility needs for physically disabled people. Among their wide range of services, is converting vehicles, like mine, to make them wheelchair accessible by adding lifts, ramps, and hand controls. They have been around for nearly 50 years, and they were even recognized by President Obama for their contributions to the disabled community. After “Liking” their page, I decided to leave a brief message with a link to my article “Freedom,” because I thought that people would enjoy reading about how this company changed my life. I then quickly went back to my mind-numbing Facebook session and didn’t give it another thought.
A couple days later I opened my Roll Models inbox and found a message waiting for me from Braun. I clicked it open thinking it would be some generic thank you for posting to their Facebook page, but I was pleasantly surprised that it was so much more. They had not only read, and greatly enjoyed, my article, but they even wanted to post a copy of it on the blog on their company website, www.BraunAbility.com. Not only that, but they thought so highly of my writing that they offered to hire me to write for their blog a couple times a month. You have to realize, I am the guy that chose his college electives based on which ones would make me write the least. To have a nationwide, million dollar corporation with a reputation like Braun’s offer to hire me as a writer was a huge deal to me, and I can still hardly believe it happened. Obviously, I jumped at this incredible opportunity to join the Braun family, and I am proud to be a part of this team.
Today, I am making my debut on the Braun AbilityVoice Blog. Although today’s piece is my article “Freedom” that some of you may have seen before, all future posts I write for this blog will be brand new material. The posts will have the same style and feel of my usual stuff, but many of them will have themes relating to mobility and traveling as a disabled individual. I am so excited to get the opportunity to work with a company like Braun and to be able to share my message with a whole new audience. I think my words can help further the mission of Braun by making mobility available to people of all physical abilities.