"Seeing" things a little differently
My biggest flaw? Are you kidding?
Seriously now, in response to
I must say I have a few. We are human and that is what humans are…We are flawed. In my case personally, I am flawed in the area of being too trusting of others or as some might say…naive. I tend to believe everything that others tell me.
Having said that…The BIGGEST flaw that I was born with is a birth defect called congenital coloboma which affected my eyes. Dealing with no vision in the right eye and near-sighted in the left (20/70), glaucoma and an abnormality that looked terrible on the blind eye I guess you could say I was flawed physically.
Growing up as a child with a deformity on my face played a huge part in my life. Every person that I met or came in contact with either asked a lot of questions. stared or said something very ugly. As I grew older I went through several different stages…from being very shy and introverted, sad, the “why me” stage, “I don’t care” stage, “pretend it’s not there” stage and finally acceptance.
I realized at a very young age that this is who I am and I will not waste one more minute letting this bum eye define who I am…(although it ended up defining me more than I would have ever imagined.)
The stories are endless of how I coped, how friends and strangers reacted to me and how I struggled to live my life accordingly. I’ve learned so many lessons living this life of mine, my thoughts and the way I view this world had a big effect on me.
As fate would have it, just two short years ago I met a wonderful surgeon that wanted to help me. I went through what I like to call, my year of transformation. Three surgeries and a beautiful artificial eye later you can’t even tell anything was ever wrong.
I am fifty-two years old and I have just begun my new life as a “normal” person like most of you. I have written my memoirs titled “A blind eye’s view” which will be published soon and I am determined to help others who may be going through similar circumstances. So dear readers just know… If you have a flaw…it may really be a forte in disguise. Use your flaws for the good.
Am I flawed? Yes…in many ways, but the biggest flaw is now gone and I am forever grateful and loving my life…