We learn. We adapt. We change. We compromise. We survive. We live.
Tomorrow, I will mark another milestone -- it's the one year anniversary of my new hearing life. It's the day my cochlear implant was activated. I had waited for the day with bated breath and great anticipation of a hearing miracle that would give me my life back. It was a miracle; it didn't really give me anything back. It was always within me -- that resiliency to make do and move on. My mother would call it stubbornness.
Instead, activation day simply thrust me forward into a different way of living -- much the same in many ways, yet surrealistically different than before. It's not always a smooth road. But that's what makes it incredible.
It's my life. My crazy, curiously odd, hearing-loss/cochlear implant life.
Thanks for being a part of it.