Rewind | Here’s the backstory

I am currently 28 and have been hearing impaired for about 20 years. It began in 2nd grade, when a neighbor realized I missed my morning school bus. Not because I was running behind, but because I missed all the cues. I didn’t hear them.

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On this day one year ago…

I’ve learned an incredible amount over the course of 365 sunrises & sunsets. There have been ascensions and falls, just like that mighty star in the sky. But when reminded of perspective, we remember its existence is a constant. It remains there even when we don’t see its light or feel its warmth. And I’m still here just the same.

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be a scar. do not be ashamed of living through something. -nayyirah waheed Advertisements

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Volume 2 | Treating the unknown

What did they see? Nothing out of the ordinary; no redness, no nothing. I left with a referral to the ENT specialist with directions to come immediately…

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Volume 1 | Yes, there were tears…

It was all so sudden and enough to knock the most steadfast soul off-course. (Was that the point?)

And it’d be a bold-faced lie if I said I didn’t cry.

I couldn’t stop myself from asking the universe about its choice. Tears flowed as I battled with how I could continue with my ambitions. My concerns most often fell upon the additional obstacles that I may now face in living out my life’s purpose. Although apprehensive about my health, my focus essentially morphed into: “How will I continue to help others?”

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Pause | Thank you

To all those who have read, reached out, commented, sent their well wishes and support… Thank you. It’s meaningful beyond measure.

There were also a lot of mentions of the word “brave,” which I didn’t expect. I never thought about that part – ¬†how much courage it takes to be open. It was interesting to repeatedly get this reaction because, above all else, this just feels necessary. For more reasons than one.

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Mute | I lost my hearing… Again

The second time I lost my hearing, it was like deja vu. The first instance I was 7 and go-round time I was 27 – funny how life plays out. Was it the 20th anniversary celebration or something? I’m not sure, but I do know it was the morning before Christmas. I rolled over and automatically knew something wasn’t quite right.

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Power On

It is 3am and, although I’ve been mulling over the idea for some time, I decided to create a blog to share this part of my life’s story… I’m going to dedicate a few posts to giving context and the rest will narrate details to help round the story out. This will be a place […]

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