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.Read More Rewind | Here’s the backstory
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.Read More On this day one year ago…
be a scar. do not be ashamed of living through something. -nayyirah waheed AdvertisementsRead More
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…Read More Volume 2 | Treating the unknown
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?”Read More Volume 1 | Yes, there were tears…
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.Read More Pause | Thank you
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.Read More Mute | I lost my hearing… Again
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 […]Read More Power On