I never grew up dreaming of what my life would be like as an adult. To be honest most of the time I wondered if I’d make it to adulthood.
When you grow up facing medical challenges one after the other you don’t tend to think about what the future holds because in medical world it could be something completely different than what you imagine in real world.
When I was a child I was in and out of hospitals and doctors appointments so much, in my mind that was completely normal. I never really thought about the fact that other kids my age weren’t living that same kind of life.
My parents did an amazing job of trying to make the best out of it. When I was in the hospitals my dad would always go out and get us good food or a milkshake. When I would go with my mom and aunt to different conventions and talk to doctors, trying to find out answers to the many questions we had, they would always make sure we did fun stuff to- like go to museums and go out on the towns and sight see.
Now that I’m an adult and think back to my childhood, what I do remember of it is that sort of things. Basically taking on each and every challenge the best we could.
Back then I couldn’t visualize “my future” mainly because it was about living in the now and enjoying every moment.
But one thing I did realize at a young age was the type of person I would be if I made it that far into the future. While I sometimes let my mind dream about having the “perfect” life of marrying and having kids and having a house of my own. I kind of always knew that probably wouldn’t be the road I chose.
So that leads us to life now…I have no idea where my life is headed and I know most people feel the same way. So far its lead me to graduating college and getting a great job that I work hard at. Some say my work is my life and I can agree with that. But lately I’ve had that thought of “maybe there’s more to my story”.
Lately I can’t help but think, that there’s more that needs to be written- so that’s what I’m trying to focus on now. Where do I see my life headed these next few years?
A few months ago life gave me a gift that I never thought I’d have…I was given the chance to learn more about my dwarfism and I was given the chance to teach more about my dwarfism. With this newest adventure it is only the beginning and it is exciting to see where it might lead, after all I’ve always known my life’s mission was to be the voice for my dwarfism.