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Life is a continuous journey. It starts when we are born, until we take our last breath. Beginning infancy to early childhood, both doctors and parents are taught to watch for signs of an infant or a child’s behaviour and physical skills, it’s called Developmental Milestones. But, growth and certainly life doesn’t just stop at that stage. It continues, but we usually aren’t being watched very carefully after that phase.
However, it’s also important to note, even with the development milestone that both doctors and parents are watching out for. Growth is not going to be the same for every infant or child. Because, each and every one of us is unique. The developmental milestone is just a guideline. And again, even when growth passes the development milestone, it’s still happening, not just in the physical sense, but also in many other areas as well.
We don’t just stop growing, even if we choose to. Because it just doesn’t work that way. Sometimes, we are and can even be “forced to grow”, or grow out of certain habits or behaviours. Let’s say, it may be because of an illness or a condition or a disability, we are then forced to make some really difficult life changes and choices. And as life goes on, growth goes with it.
Growth, sometimes can be exciting, but it can also be terrifying as well. As said, when it’s forced. But, instead of viewing it as bad or negative. It might be much pleasant and easier to view it as: it’s just a part of life. Because at the end of the day, it is.
Looking back on my own life and growth thus far. When I was born, I was a lot smaller, and fragile, I didn’t really meet those developmental milestones as an infant and throughout my early childhood. I had relied a lot on the people around me, which was an OK thing to do when you’re young but not so much as you get older. As a result, throughout my adolescent and early adulthood life, I stopped wanting to get help (even when I know I needed them). I refused to accept my differences, and my disability. I refused to even look at the issue altogether. I just wanted to be “like everyone else.” Well, it served me “well” for a while, up until I had to just “give up and give in.” Then, it leads to now, which I’m now fully aware, accept and love myself the way I am. I know I’m not perfect, and I also know that I don’t have to be. As for the future, it’s both uncertain and unknown. But as I said, life is a continuous journey. And I’m willing to just take it one day at a time, whatever the day holds. whether it’s a good day or a bad day, it will all pass. Life doesn’t stop, as long as we still have breath, and as long as we don’t give up!
Thank you for reading to the end.
By: The Invisible Vision Project