CamileHi there, I’m Camile Araujo and this is my blog, Changing Gears.

In order for you to have even the slightest interest in my blog, I guess it is only fair I tell you a bit about myself. I have been figuring things out since 1976. I am proud to say I have been around before the invention of the Internet, i-generation and rap music. I finalized the adoption of my 3 year old in 2013, but have been injecting motherly wisdom into her since she was 3 months old. I live in Coconut Creek, Fla., after having grown up on Miami Beach – when it was an undiscovered beach town/paradise.

I have been writing from a very young age, mostly to make sense of all the things that popped in my head — and now to make sense of the things that go on around me. In January 2006, I was involved in a car accident and sustained my spinal cord injury. I was a cop and was on duty. For the past eight years I have been given so many types of advice relating to life on wheels. Most of the time, I noticed that people like us work incessantly to change the mindset of those who are not “us,” those who do not have to go through what we go through 24 hours a day.

I wanted to create a blog that gives the reader a feeling of control of her own life — a little corner in the Internet where YOU, the reader, understand that you can try to change someone until you are