Wow, 2 years blind. I can hardly believe it, but at the same time, I can hardly remember being sighted. It’s not to say I don’t remember the old images, but it’s strange; even when I think about the past I have to remind myself that I could see back then.
If you had told me 2 years ago that I would be writing a pretty light hearted post about being blind, I would have called the white coats on you haha! Two years ago today, I thought my life was over, and now I can’t imagine a more full and beautiful life! Strange eh?
If I hadn’t gone blind, I wouldn’t have Jayden. I wouldn’t know Dave. I wouldn’t have spent three weeks on my own in California. I wouldn’t be working out twice a week. I wouldn’t be friends with a paralympic gold medalist or get to hear her stories. I wouldn’t know the other amazing blinks I know today. I wouldn’t have this blog. I wouldn’t know all of you. I wouldn’t have the amazing friendships on the net. I wouldn’t know your stories. I wouldn’t have taken a writing course. I’d still be using Windows haha! I wouldn’t have fallen in love with baseball. I wouldn’t get to board airplanes first haha! The list could go on…sure I might have done some of those things if I had stayed sighted but I kinda doubt it.
I love my life so much! I love who I’ve become! I love that I see more now then I ever did when my eyes worked! If a doctor said he could fix my sight, right now, today, I don’t know if I’d do it…
2 years blind. Seems like a lifetime but also feels like just a snapshot. I’ve only scratched the surface and I can’t wait to see what’s next on this wild ride!