Spotlight on Maribel Steel
Maribel Steel and I have been writing colleagues, friends, idea bouncers and peer advisors for quite some time. We’ve cheered each other on in blue moments and even dream of writing a book together one day. I feel blessed to know her and to witness the many hats she wears — both physically … and within the roles she takes on. She’s an author, a mentor, a guide, an inspirational speaker, a coach, a musician and so much more! One of the things we both have in common is our sense of humor. I’m delighted to share this post with you.
A Guest Post
I have been legally-blind since the age of seventeen with an incurable eye condition known as Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). After receiving the unexpected diagnosis at such a crucial stage of my development, I remember thinking that I had to make a serious choice: I could either drown in self-pity and be cocooned in cotton wool and let go of my young dreams…or I could see this diagnosis as a mere obstacle that had to be overcome and develop a different way of reaching my goals. So I embraced this quote by Patrick Overton: –
I like to think I have learned to do both!
I have learned to ground myself by following my intuition, to listen to the voice within, to trust inner vision and step out with firm determination and courage to follow my dreams.
And I have been surprised to learn that I can fly by the seat of my pants as I share the journey with family and friends because my partner, Harry, has taught me that sometimes, one has to let go of our magnificently organised plans and jump into the world of chaos and enjoy the unforeseen situations that present themselves.
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