Let’s do an exercise before you start reading. You will need an eye patch or one of your hands and a piece of wax paper.
Cover your right eye as if you were a pirate with one eye. Then take a piece of wax paper, hold it up an inch from your face and look through it — That’s how I see the world (a blurred world of fuzzy color).
I recall my life changing accident vividly; a typical mundane day of prepping ingredients before dinner service, and one of the other line cooks I was working with decides to throw a piece of wet meat into a deep fryer without first going through the procedure of breading it or drying it off. He threw it as if tossing a basketball into the deep fryer and what do you know, 500°F deep frying oil erupts causing a catastrophe in our area of the kitchen. After that, you can imagine injured people screaming death and others yelling at each other to call an ambulance. Long story short, I am permanently blind in my right eye with a degenerative eye impairment in my left eye.
My journey doesn’t stop here and I’ve developed a few new skills due to my impairment, such as heightened acuity in my sensory receptors, the appreciation for symphonic expression, a higher tolerance level of patience and sarcastic humor, and, learning that I can still participate in archery through the use of adaptive equipment. To find out more about my archery schedule, check out my archery tab!