One Dot at a Time {VisionAware post}

 Photo shows braille lettering on a white page. Welcome, 2017.  Resolution makers, breakers and those who don’t bother, we all face the sparkling promise of the year to come.  It’s invigorating to imagine shedding the dry skin of previous failures or poor choices and to begin with a smooth touch on new goals.

For me 2017 will be another year full of adventures–intentional and otherwise–as I live each day well with low vision. One of the fun challenges I’m doing is learning the braille alphabet. In celebration of World Braille Day as well as Louis Braille’s birthday, VisionAware published my piece, One Dot at a Time, on learning braille as a person with low vision.  Braille will continue to be something I value in 2017 as living well is all about choices and options.

How do you mark the new year? What resolutions or goals have you made for 2017? What do you think about braille?  What choices and options are you grateful for today? Tell me about it.



8 Comments Add yours

  1. Casee says:

    Happy New Year to you and yours! I too am taking the journey of learning braille. Hadley has a great program that I signed up for after learning braille mostly solo. I am currently learning the UEB and it is a struggle but fun. I never learned the braille system it replaced so I’m not confused by mixing the two. I marked the new year with family and sparkling cider. I don’t do resolutions because I seldom make it to the second week of the year without blowing them. I am grateful for having a place like Hadley where I can learn braille at no cost to me. I know that is not the case everywhere. I want this to be the year where I face what comes with faith and courage and limit my whining about the unfairness of life.

    1. Your comment is a testament to the power of choices, Casee. Happy New Year!

  2. herheadache says:

    Reblogged this on Her Headache and commented:
    Braille is the best!

    1. Thanks, Kerry! Happy New Year!

  3. Celine says:

    Happy New Year Suz…..hope 2017 is the best yet for you and Pete…and puppies! Congrats on the new learning indeavor!

    1. Wishing you a healthy and prosperous New Year filled with fun adventures!

  4. Terrific idea to learn Braille. I hope you will post more about the actual process. For me I’m not all that optimistic about 2017 what with Brexit and Trump. But my eye is stable, family well and some more significant birthday celebrations coming up; so on a personalised level life is good. And I have loved being 80! All best wishes to you and yours, Susan, and keep your delightful and interesting blogs coming!

    1. Thanks, Bridget! I agree, personal life has many things to be grateful for regardless of the semmingly unending crazy political climate. Thank goodness for good friends.

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