In 2020

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to The Invisible Vision Project’s Blog.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to 2020!

The year 2020 has a significant meaning to people in the blind and visually impaired community. Just in case you didn’t know, 20/20 means, someone with a perfectly normal eye sight, which is something that blind and visually impaired people don’t have, myself included. But the year 2020, also means it’s the start of a new year, and the start of a new decade! This year in particular, is important to me because, I’ll soon be entering into a new decade, into my 30s. It’s scary but also exciting!

So, what do I have to say about this new year, about 2020? What are my goals and resolutions for the year? You’ve probably been wondering, since that’s the whole purpose of writing the first blog of the year, right? Well, not quite! And I think, I will do this a little differently.

I don’t have or set any major goals or resolutions for this year. Now, maybe that’s a little too blunt to say. But, it’s not a lie. If you know me really well, you probably already know, that I’ve been struggling for a very long time with my physical health. And, I’ve been on the search for answers for quite some time, too. Then, I realized, this journey isn’t going to be a smooth and a simple one as I’d expected or imagined. Also, because, I had been a student, while going through all the struggles, I didn’t want to take a break, and focus more on myself and my health (not a smart decision, so don’t learn from this!). But then, since I graduated in June last year, I was determined to really take the time to figure out my health, and I did. And, this leads to now.

After having gone through so much changes with my health, and even before, with my vision loss journey, I’ve come to one conclusion, and that is, living life in the moment, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. And that, my friends, is my goal for the year and for moving forward with my life. I don’t know if that’s too late, or too slow to figure that out, but alas, I think it’s a good thing that I figured it out.

Even by saying all of this, it doesn’t mean I don’t have small goals set for this year, other than live life day by day. There are still things I want to do in 2020. Of course, now I’m finding out more answers about my health, and working with a team of caring medical professionals, I want to do everything I can, and them (the doctors) to do everything they can to take care of me and my body. I want to make the best decisions in terms of management and treatment plans. Other than health, I want to be able to continue to work the way I already am, blogging and public speaking. It won’t always be easy, as my health often gets in the way, but I’ll try and will always make it work. I also want to continue to volunteer in the community, as I find such purpose in doing so. And, I want to make plans, just little by little about my future academic career, I’d like to believe that some day, I’ll be able to go back to school to continue my studies.

So in conclusion, in 2020, I’ll pace myself. I’ll take care of my body. I’ll create more good memories with my loved ones. I’ll do whatever I can, whenever I can. I’ll try not to beat myself up whenever I can’t accomplish something in a given day. Lastly, I’ll take life one day, one moment at a time.

What are your goals and resolutions for the year?

Thank you for reading to the end!

By: The Invisible Vision Project

 

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