GGB Mini | Today Is My 5th Blind Birthday – Here Are 5 Things I’ve Figured Out Along The Way
Posted on August 13, 2018
by Girl Gone Blind®
Today is my 55th birthday and it’s also my 5th blind birthday.
I’ve learned many, many things about myself and the blind world after becoming legally blind 5 years ago. I had every intention of writing a big, long, detailed blog about it. Yep. Well, THAT didn’t happen. Hey! I hear that big huffing sigh of relief coming from some of you! Be quiet!! I then thought a quick and dirty blog is better than no blog, right?? RIGHT!!
In keeping with the “Number 5” theme I’ve got goin’ on today, here are 5 things I’ve personally figured out along the way.
1. I won’t let a new or unexpected GGB opportunity pass me by. If something doesn’t pan out or it’s not for me, I can always create my own opportunities.
2. It’s okay to be scared. Sometimes I have to “Do It Scared” and find out what I’m truly capable of.
3. I am the boss of my own vision loss. It is my business and story to tell. Other people will use my vision loss for their own benefit – and that’s a bunch of bullsh*t.
4. Going somewhere or completing a task independently doesn’t mean I did a “GOOD JOB“ and get a gold star for the day. No. It just means, I did it.
5. Pity parties aren’t fun. There’s no cake, and no one brings presents. I graciously decline any invitations. But, if I hear there’s gonna be cake there – oh, dammit!! I’m gonna need a fork.
Besides learning that age is just a number, there are a bajillion more things I’ve learned, both mentally and physically, over the past 5 years. I have already written about many of these things in previous blogs and I will definitely be writing about more of them in future blogs. I promised this one would be quick and dirty, and I’m keeping my word. Besides, there’s a big piece of birthday cake calling my name! Gotta go! xx
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Happy Birthday! A quick and dirty comment for a quick and dirty post.
Ha Ha! Thanks so much WCG!! xx
Happy Birthday Maria!
Thanks so much Steph!! xx
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Thank You Andrew!!! xx
Another good one! I know you had a fabulous birthday celebration—-you are fabulous 😄🍷🎉!
Awww…Thank You Sheila!! xo