This blog is about how the world is viewed by the visual and the visually impaired. The intent of this blog is to bring the two worlds together. It is administered by two fabulous sisters, Toni, who is sighted and Robin, who became visually impaired in 2002 at the age of 18 due to misdiagnosis.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Keepin’ It In Drive
It’s the last day in July; wow, where has the summer gone? It seems like the older one becomes, the faster time passes by. Particularly for me, I can’t believe that I will be 30 in less than two days. For many, with age comes wisdom; we gain more perspective on life experiences. However, as I age, I think about all of the dreams and goals that I set for myself. As a child, the possibilities are limitless and you don’t think about the chance of your life vision not happening. Ever since I was a child, I knew that I wanted to enter into a profession where I could help people, which is the reasoning behind my interest in social work. I stayed on my path to helping others by going back to school and finishing both of my degrees, then attaining my license in social work. But, since I graduated four years ago from my master’s program, one unfinished goal keeps nagging at me everyday. Specifically, a goal that I feel I should have attained by now; a goal that will keep me on the path to completing my life’s vision, the goal of becoming gainfully employed. In February, I decided to give myself a 6 month time frame to accomplish this objective Well, it is 6 months later, and my goal is still not completed. Therefore, after running out of options and still wanting to keep my gear in drive, I decided to focus my efforts elsewhere. I am temporarily putting the job search on the backburner, and devoting more time to volunteering. I am sad that I didn’t make my goal, but I am not discouraged. I refuse to put my gear in park or reverse, I want to move forward with my life, and I feel this is the best way for me to do so. It is really important to remember that when life hands you lemons to make lemonade!
Posted by Robin at 7/31/2013