What I Wish For As A Blind Person In A Sighted World

I try to make my blog as positive as possible but I think its okay to admit that we’re not okay and that we’re going through a rough time. I’m not going to lie, living in a sighted world as a blind person is so so hard at times. Honestly, I don’t know how I get through it sometimes.
I’ve been blind since birth so being blind in the sighted world is just the norm for me. God do I wish that I was living in the sighted world like everyone else.
The most upsetting part for me is that I have no idea what my friends or family look like and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to see their faces.

What I wish:
I wish I could see my friends and families smiles, their faces when something amazing happens. Everyone says my dog is “cute”, I don’t know what she looks like. I wish I could see what my favourite celebrity (Jessie J) looks like, the person who’s music has kept me going in my darkest times, kept me strong when I felt like giving up and continues to inspire me every single day. I would love the chance to meet her to thank her for everything and actually think “wow, I have seen my idol in person.” I wish I could see what my university friends look like. I wish I could see what the photos we take together look like. I wish I could snapchat my friends. I wish I could take photos/videos easily. I wish I could see the computer screen. I wish I could see print, not feel braille. I wish I could see the beauty in this world. I wish I knew what I actually look like. I wish that people didn’t just see me as the “blind girl”. I wish that one day I can actually see what my husband and children look like. I wish that I don’t have to remember where everything is. I wish that I could just go for a walk without memorising every route I have to take. I wish that I could ride a bike in the city. I wish that I could drive a car like all my friends and just jump in my own car and drive to wherever I want to. I just want to experience the sighted world as a sighted person.

I haven’t wrote this post for sympathy, I’ve wrote it to help others. I know that accepting blindness is hard, I’ve been blind all my life and I still have my down days. But I try to accept it, not let it be a barrier and not stop me from getting to where I want to be in life. Blind people have feelings and ambitions. I know there are people in far worse situations than me but I just wanted to highlight the things that us blind people want and wish for. In reality, being blind is far from easy but life is what you make it.

Thank you for reading

Holly x


  1. March 8, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    A very open and honest post! I am lucky as I have had sight, been able to see my family and friends et cetera. But I still have down days too, it’s human nature after all… Lovely post xxx

    • March 8, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      Aww thank you so so much! I think we all have down days. Thank you xxx

  2. March 12, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    This post really touched me Holly. I know how hard it can be and even though i’m not fully blind, i do understand what you’re going through. You know that i’m always here if you want a chat, stay strong girl xxx

    • March 12, 2016 / 11:09 pm

      Thank you so much lovely, that means a lot, the same for you precious xxx

  3. April 12, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    A post like this brings into focus just how much is taken for granted in day to day life. As a visually impaired person gradually losing his sight, I pine after what I have lost, some of the things which you have listed above. However I know, when my condition progresses, I’ll be wishing I could just have back what I have now.

    When, unfortunately, you were not granted the gift of sight, you were, however, blessed with a profound sense of appreciation. You give the things that others use and take for granted real value. Perhaps, just by reading your post, a sighted person may stop and realise just how fortunate they are. For a moment, not wishing they had more, instead, taking a moment to appreciate, what they already have.

    It’s human nature to want more, I know I am guilty of this. It’s only when you hear of those less fortunate than yourself you realise just how lucky you really are. Thank you for bringing things back into perspective for me.

    • April 12, 2016 / 5:39 pm

      I can’t thank you enough for this, it means the world! Don’t let it define you, make sure it shapes you and stay true to yourself. I’m so so glad it helped you, that’s what i’m here for

  4. July 8, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    I came across this post because I recently made a friend who is blind, he is just the sweetest and most amazing guy ever and I want to be able to communicate with him as much as possible regardless of his sight, this was so honest and open! Thank you! Sending love and light your way!

    • lifeofablindgirl@gmail.com
      July 9, 2018 / 1:21 pm

      Thank you so much

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