About

Welcome to my blog!

A peek into my world, unmasking my journey to optimism as I strive to live and parent with intent.

Through this blog you may learn about our Neurodiversity (Asperger’s Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder) as I share with you some of my experiences. The way we experience the world around us can only be described as evolutionary!

I have many “ah-ha” moments as my relationship with my child guides me to parent for him, and not what others expect parenting to be. Together, our adventure includes the roller coaster of learning to understand hearing loss and Asperger’s.

I am passionate about parent empowerment and in 2014 I founded an initiative, Decibles of Love, parent support for kids with hearing loss. Allowing me to live this empowerment passion, helping parents understand that they are at the core of their child’s success.

My greatest love, besides my son, is writing; and you will often come across some fictional posts or poetry.

Below are my personal quotes that I live by – not always easy, but definitely doable:

“I’d rather be the odd one out than spend a lifetime trying to fit in where I don’t belong”
“Create your own Happiness”
“Live your best life even in your weakest moments”
“The art of success can be found in the ability to acknowledge that failure is not the end. Failure is an opportunity to learn, to teach, to grow and also to let go and dream a new dream.”

– Chevone Petersen

I’ve experienced hardship, poverty, abuse, destruction, loss, heartache, addiction and the resilience of the human spirit to triumph and source strength from its weakest and most vulnerable moments. I do hope that you will come across at least one post that resonates with you.

Please note that the opinions expressed on my blog are my own and all content are the copyright of myself, Chevone Petersen – ChevsLife.

19 thoughts on “About

  1. Brave lass!!

    I’m not sure how old your son is, but I’ve been in your shoes.
    I think that I read somewhere that your dad has issues also – perhaps you were more prepared than I was.

    If I’m not overstepping boundaries, let me know if I can help (sometimes help involves laughing over a cup of coffee with a kindred spirit 😉 )
    Kind best wishes for a 2015 better than you could have dreamed of xx

    • Hi!

      Your blog seems to be inactive “page not found”? Do you have hearing loss/a child with hearing loss/are you a parent, etc. I’d like to read your blog?

      Anything is possible, if you live in the South then a coffee and some laughs may just be a possibility 😉

      Have an awesome 2015!

  2. Hi. I post on Facebook groups that I need help with my hearing aid. Someone send me the link to here. Its sound that my hearing aid getting weaker or something. I looking for someone in the valley but I know its cost a lots to let someone check on it. I’m a single mother do things first for my kid, but I know something bout my hearing need attention. Its work on my nerve not hearing well. Hope you can help. Thanks

    • Hi Natashia,
      Sorry to hear that you having trouble with your hearing aid, may need to be adjusted.

      Contact the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Association, 021 448 2510 or deafclub@mweb.co.za – I forget the audiologist name, but this is where my dad went to a few years ago and it didn’t cost much. They work with adults.

      All the best and do let me know if they were able to assist.

  3. Chevone, you really have the most amazing gift! Never stop writing!

  4. Chevone, your blog will soon be added to our Actually Autistic Blogs list (anautismobserver.wordpress.com). Please click on the “How do you want your blog listed?” link at the top of that site to customize your blog’s description.
    Thank you.
    Judy (An Autism Observer)

  5. Having stumbled and making a concerted effort I headed on over to your blog and whilst words usually do not fail me all I can say is wow. Your blog is powerful stuff. Will definitely be following you in future.

    • Chanene, I am so glad that you stumbled upon my tiny space on the internet, welcome! I am absolutely flattered by your words – or rather lack thereof – thank you. I’m checking out your page 🙂

  6. I’m so happy to connect to your blog! I’m looking forward to loads of inspirational reading! Thanks for sharing the awesomeness that is Chev and Kai!!

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