I hope you’re all well.
I thought I’d write a post on why I like being blind, as it’s not all negative.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t love everything about my visual impairment, but there are a few things which I do like, so I thought that I’d share them with you.
Without further ado, let’s get into today’s post!
- Learning skills such as braille and being able to use assistive technology.
These are unique skills that I think set you apart from others and are extremely useful. If I didn’t have a visual impairment, I wouldn’t be able to read braille or use assistive technology for that matter as I wouldn’t need to.
2. Being part of the sight loss community
I love being part of the sight loss community as you can help others, ask for advice and so much more.
3. Having a mix of both visually impaired and sighted friends
I have a mix of both blind and sighted friends and I absolutely love that factor. If I didn’t have a visual impairment, I wouldn’t have crossed paths with the majority of my blind friends.
4. Having the opportunity to share my experiences
This may be through blogging, workshops, or being asked to help others, I feel that sharing my experiences of living with a visual impairment is so rewarding. If I wasn’t blind, I honestly don’t think I’d have started this little blog, my corner of the internet which I truly love. It’s made me have even more of a passion for writing.
5. Being able to help and support other blind and visually impaired people.
If I didn’t have a visual impairment, as I said previously, I wouldn’t have the skills in order to do so. It makes me happy knowing that I have provided some support to someone, and been able to possibly make their life that bit easier, or provide them with advice. I love helping blind and visually impaired people, and it’s something that I’d like to do as a career.
6. The various benefits you receive when you are registered as severely sight impaired/sight impaired.
It has many perks: discounted train travel, free companion ticket at some concert and theatre venues, discounted entry at various attractions, and many more! Who doesn’t love discounts and free stuff?
7. The opportunity to have a guide dog
I don’t have a guide dog yet, but I plan on getting one in the future and that fills me with so much excitement. If I was sighted, I’d obviously be able to have a pet dog but being able to have a working dog that’s also your companion, pet, and possibly your best friend is something to cherish.
8. Not judging people on their appearance
So many people are quick to judge others by their looks. As I am blind, I get to know a person for who they really are. As the saying goes: “don’t judge a book by its cover!”
9. Having a genuine interest and passion for helping others
I may have had this passion if I was fully sighted, who knows, but I do feel that it is stronger as I want to help others that are going through the same, or similar experiences that I have been through myself. I know how challenging but how rewarding having sight loss can be.
10. Keeping up to date with all the latest information on visual impairment and disability
This is so important and is very interesting. If I didn’t have a visual impairment, I wouldn’t have a reason to do this.
That concludes today’s post, I hope you enjoyed finding out why I like having a visual impairment. See, having a disability isn’t all doom and gloom!
If you have a disability, what do you like about it? Let me know in the comments!