If you’re running someone else race you’ll always come out second best – that’s what I learned today
It’s 7: 15 PM on day 481 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself egg sandwich and strawberries for breakfast, prepare and publish my Disability of the Day feature, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – no luck –listen to music – God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton is my new favorite song (see lyric video below) - feed myself rice and curry for lunch and go visit my aunt.
Last night two of my parents’ colleagues – a married couple from our community – came to visit and as per usual all the lady’s attention was on my sister asking her if she was ready for her last year of high school the best I got was did you enjoy India but as I watched them talking I realized that my sister would always get more attention because she was doing everything that Indians expected of a seventeen-year-old while people would always think of me as a nobody because I chose to break the mould and make a difference having said that I don’t regret the life I’m living my sister and I are on completely different paths she’s living the life God planned for her and I’m living the life God planned for me… it was never meant to be a competition. Are you putting yourself in a position to be runner-up all your life?
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If you’ve given to my cause or you can’t give now, please help me by sharing my cause with others. You can tweet about it like my friend Stan Faryna. This is the tweet he uses: @Nisha360 is a brave, smart young woman trying to make a better world for us all. Please help her do an amazing thing. http://bit.ly/hC7vOu
Stan’s very sweet for saying so, but feel free to write what reflects you best.
Thanks to all my friends out there who are helping me make my dream come true: to make a better world for all of us!