Dear Fern, I never used to want a friend who had the same disability as me because I didn’t accept my own. I felt that letting myself have a friend that dealt with the same things made my blindness more real. I desperately wanted to forget about not being able to see but the problem…Read more Letters to a Blind Girl #1
Hey guys and welcome back to YesterdaysWishes! It is January and I am finally getting round to writing a blog post! I have made many resolutions for this year and I thought better late than never to talk about them on here! I am a very obsessive person in the sense that I always need a…Read more Thoughts on a random Friday in January
I love this blog post as it provides an accurate account of what blind trainee teachers face. I really feel that it’s important to spread awareness of the barriers blind people encounter when pursuing a career path they love. Laura is lovely, go over and follow her blog!
It is Monday. It is cold. I am running late. I haven’t had time for any breakfast. I am, in short, in a right mood.
Now although these opening statements may give the impression that our tail is doomed, there is one saving grace to this story. Being blind means that I have kindly been granted a taxi which takes me to and from school. This is funded by the disabled students allowance (DSA) provided by Student Finance England. (A brief note, I believe our oh so benevolent current government are doing away with this allowance at the end of this year. If you are reading this post after 2016, funding is still available however I believe that universities themselves will now be asked to foot the bill, contact the disability adviser at your university to ask about this). Anyway, access to this makes my life so so so much…
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To me, music was something I had been associating with my sighted life and I hadn't let it into my blind world yet. When I was younger I always played the guitar; I used to watch my sister playing in her room and my friend Jess post videos on YouTube. I always watched my hands…Read more My Struggle With Inviting Music Back Into My Life
Today I completed counselling and I can definitely say that I am feeling happier than I have done in at least half a year. With my depression I ate a lot and consequently put on some weight so I am cycling it off and eating some kale to combat this! I definitely think exercise is…Read more The New Beginning of My Happiness!
I thought this post would be beneficial for anyone who has never really thought about how hard the life of a blind person can be sometimes. I have recently been suffering from depression due to my lack of sight and I thought a blog post would raise awareness of daily struggles I face. The majority…Read more The day in the life of a blind woman