Category: Real Talk

Hiding in Plain Sight

Let me set the stage for this blog post. I wrote the bulk of it two years ago on Facebook. My vision loss was still a mystery and GGB did not exist.  As I reread it…a myriad of emotions flowed back with every word….

It Was Time For New Blind Skills And Kitchen Thrills

It’s no secret. I’m not a very good cook. Actually, I’m a horrible cook. And NO, it’s not because I’m blind. I just seriously suck at cooking. Perhaps it’s because I’ve just never had any love for the art of cooking. Paper goods or drinks are…

Another one rides the bus!

I have a valid drivers license and a car. I have LHON and I’m legally blind. Soooo, the license and car really don’t do me any good, because I can’t drive. Well, wait… the license is a great form of ID and allows me to…

Doing more than you have to!

“The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering:  Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.”  ~Ivan Scheier Volunteering is something I have always done, as have many of my friends and family members….

Say what?? I didn't say THAT!

Fortunate. Fantastic. Frustrating. Fail. These are words I would use to describe my dictation experience over the last year. While I work on the typing skillzz, my e-mails, text messages, social media posts, AND this bomb-diggity blog are currently created by dictation, along with…

The Show Must Go On For This Band Mom

This is my 7th year as a high school “Band Mom”. I have supported and watched my kids practice, perform, and compete countless times in our school’s award-winning marching band. This year, because of my vision loss, I hear the music and see nothing…

Halloween Fun & Friendship

A photo of My two girlfriends, Ursula and Robin, and myself, Dressed up as the "three blind mice". We were a hit!!!

  I don’t normally put a lot of thought into dressing up for Halloween activities.  I may throw together my “80s aerobics instructor” to teach a fitness class IF it happens to land on Halloween.  But, if I have a really creative costume idea……