One of my friend, who has a deaf brother, asked me what I am going to college for. I told him I am going to college for Nutrition Science. He then asked me if I would be able to use that degree with me being hearing impaired. I had to stop myself from blowing up. Deaf and hard of hearing dislike the term, hearing impaired. I told him yes I can and please not to use the term. Needless to say, that no one has a problem with it was basically what he told me. I literally had to shake my head and clear my mind. I always try to be respectful, no matter the situation. The way I look at it is this: if you have a deaf brother, then don’t you think you would know that we, the deaf people, can do ANYTHING, but HEAR?!
We always strive to achieve anything we set our mind to. If we fail, do we give up? Hell no! We just keep on going, sometimes trying a different way of doing it. There are deaf lawyers, deaf psychologists, deaf teachers, and so many other careers! What is the point of this blog? You probably wondered. Well, I suppose the point of this blog is to inform you that we can do anything we set our mind to, only with one difference from hearing people, and that is we CAN NOT hear. I also wanted to inform anyone to please refrain from using the word, hearing impaired. There is nothing wrong with us. Just one sense loss. Not a big deal. Treat us equally, please.
I suppose I also needed to vent! Haha. I apologize. If you have any questions about deaf, hard of hearing, or about me, anything, don’t be afraid to ask! I prefer to have people ask than ASSUME! Thank you for reading this blog. Have a wonderful night!
Well, I have completed two semesters of college! I am proud to say that I have survived these harsh months of homework, driving, classes, migraines, stress, and finals!
I have achieved beyond my belief! I knew I was smart, but I didn’t realize that I truly am that smart to where I could actually pass the first year! It truly was tough! Struggling with finding the balance between homework, spending time with my son, spending time with friends, and to unwind from the stress of everything. Truly was harder than I thought, yet….. I made it! As I sit here, typing this, I am in awe of how far I have gone in the first year of my college life. It is so much more than I could possibly believe!
I went into college, thinking I wouldn’t make any friends because, well, I’m older than most students. That’s not what happened! I made several friends over the course of 9 months! I have met some serious, some witty, some hilarious, and some sweet people that I will cherish forever. I know we all will continue to stay in touch as we all go into different paths. Few of the friends I have made will be going to different college as they graduate from community college. I am so proud of them! I have tried to envision myself on the stage getting my AAS degree, but I can’t! I have never gotten a diploma on stage, but in mail. So for me to get my degree will be one unforgettable experience! To get my bachelor’s degree will be one experience that I will gladly scream from the top of my lungs!
I start my summer classes in just one month. I will continue with my journey of the college life. I will let you all know how it all goes when I have time!
To all those students, GOOD LUCK!
Always have faith!