Hearing Impairment is my Superpower

Own your loss, and be open about it with other people. Help others understand what they need to do to help you cope.

Did you know that a lot of people are REALLY lousy communicators? No, it’s true! I’m sorry to break it to you. I, on the other hand have a superpower—hearing impairment. Continue reading “Hearing Impairment is my Superpower”

1993 — Age 8

I had a “boyfriend” in second grade. His name was Blair.

This year I started 2nd grade.

My teacher was Mrs. L. Mrs. L went down in history as my favorite elementary teacher. She was younger, I guess in her mid-twenties. I always thought of her as very beautiful. I remember once she had me out in the hallway, I think she was giving me a stern talking-to. Continue reading “1993 — Age 8”

1992 — Age 7

Music is a very central theme in my life.

This year I started 1st grade.

My teacher, Mrs. W was nice too. I’d guess her to be in her 40s at the time. She always had a perpetual tan and short, black hair. I remember she went on a trip to Costa Rica while we had her as our teacher. I get the feeling that she’d go there every year. Looking back on it, she may have had family from there. She read us the Boxcar Children, and I always liked that book series since. Continue reading “1992 — Age 7”

1990 — Age 5

I wish I remember what it felt like to really hear for the first time.

In April Dad was promoted and we were transferred from one mid-sized rural town in Minnesota, to another similar rural town in the same state. Continue reading “1990 — Age 5”