Category: Real Talk

Thoughts For My Child Who Now Has a Blind Parent

For my child who drives to pick up their siblings because I can’t drive. For my child who may need to arrange for a ride from a friend because I can’t give them one. For my child who says “curb!” without even realizing it when walking…

How I Solved Our Family Sock Struggle

Why do family members dislike matching socks so much? Is it just my family or what!?! I did it for years and I didn’t like it either! But, I guess I had to do it because I was the “Mom”. After losing vision, this…

My Mom Went Blind and My Life Began To Unwind | Molly Johnson

Being 14 years old already sucks enough or at least I thought it did. Then throw in your mom going blind within a matter of 8 months…it was more than this young teenager wanted to deal with. Adding that into my melting pot of…

Who is Girl Gone Blind?

Who is Girl Gone Blind? How did I get to this point? What’s my deal? Have you ever heard my story?  T. Reid of “Reid My Mind” really captured what it was like to unexpectedly lose my vision in this interview on November 30,…

One of a Special Kind – A Poem about Girl Gone Blind

I was so incredibly flattered when RNIB Connect Radio’s favorite poet in residence, Linda Raskin, gave me a shout out on air. She wrote this sassy little poem about GGB, and  I just could not keep it to myself! It’s brilliant!  ONE OF A SPECIAL…

The Kindness of Strangers

 “Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~Mark Twain My friend and neighbor, Sheryl, has been helping me with various things over the last few years. From driving, navigating the stores, to simply walking with me and…

Making Blind Assumptions

My kitchen is the place where visual guessing games are played. I’m not very good at them. This might be due to me being overly, or underly, confident with my eyesight. I tend to make assumptions very quickly about what something IS or ISN’T….

I wasn't that Lucky…but, I was Lucky enough!

I’ve contemplated getting involved in clinical trials for LHON treatments in the past. I’ve never gotten involved in one, for one reason or another. (i.e. location, travel, qualifications, schedules, etc.) Well, one of the newer clinical trials is being overseen by one of the world’s…

Delicious Enough to Come Back for More

What? What? I was doing some admin work on my blog site and I came across the “views” stats. Holy shit. YOU GUYS…my blog has had over 30,200 views since it was launched in January 2014. That’s incredible! That’s crazy! That’s so damn cool!…

Lots to Watch and Nothing to See

Maybe someday it won’t bother me that I’m the only one in the crowd who isn’t able to do it. Maybe someday it won’t bother me that I’m not able to feast my eyes on the colorful, the cuteness, or the catastrophes that pass…

It Takes Two to Tandem!

I used to work out constantly! I was teaching 8-10 group fitness classes a week, running a boot camp, and working out at home.  I was in the best shape of my life! I worked hard and I played hard!  Then, I started to…

An Epiphany will set you Free!

 Hey! Remember me? I sure hope so! I know this post is way overdue… actually, it’s ri-donk-ulously overdue!  I could tell you all the nitty-gritty and blah, blah, blah that got in the way of me sitting my ass down and cranking out blog…