Support System, Support System, Support System!!!!


Having a support system when you go through any major transition or crisis is super important. I know this from my counseling classes, but also from personal experience. I have always had the loving support of my parents, but most recently they also understand way more than they did before so that’s an additional support that has been extremely helpful. I have some of the best friends in the world and am lucky over the past several years that I have played “clean up” and the sour apples are no longer around. Pretty much everyone around me, those I work with, go to school with, hang out with, etc., know that I am visually impaired but I do still really love my independence. I do need help at  times, and they understand that, but they also understand that I like to do everything that I can on my own. When I do have those times when something with RP frustrates me, I have many people to turn to, and that is just so important. There is also an amazing Facebook group out there called “Room with a View” and it is for visually impaired women, and occasionally I see women that aren’t visually impaired but a loved one is. It’s all about women though and so we talk about, of course, all the issues that come with being VI (visually impaired), but there is also some talk about other stuff. It’s a pretty neat resource.

I love my friends and family! 🙂

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Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

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