You see when I was born I had alot of medical problems and was born three months premature. The doctors didn't give me much chance of survival way back in 1984 much less a chance to lead a normal functional life. I can't imagine what my parents must have gone through. Luckily I proved them all wrong. Here I am 27 years later able to walk,talk and live normally. I like to think I am a productive functioning member of regular society lol. I am so blessed and lucky to have amazing doctors and nurses I will be forever grateful for!
When I was a kid I used to have a negative mindset about it all because I was "different" and not like everyone else. I hated my scars and my surgeries and the things I couldn't do. Sometimes I was quite depressed. Then one day I just decided to stop. Stop thinking so negatively. So over time I did! It took a while but finally I realised that I AM different but this is the way it is meant to be. Now I embrace my differences and love my scars (they are like a road map of my life). I was not able to join the military (my life long dream) but have now found my passion in life and I realise how lucky and blessed I am to be alive! There is many many people in this world much worse off than me.
I am lucky enough to have family and friends who love and support me. I am lucky enough to have found my passion in life (traveling) and lucky enough to be able to do it! To be free to see 20+ countries (and counting!) I have seen and done so many amazing things in 27 years that most people don't get to see or do in a lifetime. I have no plans to stop until I feel like I have seen enough. We will see where this journey in life takes me and what the future holds but I am just along for the ride and lucky enough to still be here to enjoy it!
Last night my wonderful house mate Noong and my new roommate took me out for birthday dinner and drinks. It was very sweet of them and it was so good just to relax! She also got me an amazing cake and some fireworks! She is super sweet to me. Today we are having a party at my school (not for me but it could be haha!) and the kids are very excited for my birthday haha. Here is the sunrise I woke up too this morning!