Day 355

Be careful what you wish for
cause you just might get it all
you just might get it all and then some you don’t want.
– Chris Daughtry

It’s 7: 12 PM on day 355 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself toast, chicken nuggets and scrambled eggs for breakfast, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – no luck – listen to music, feed myself rice and curry for lunch, go with my father to drop my mother, brother and sister at different places, cry for a while– my mom asked my dad to carry something for her into the building that she was going into, he said no, she said if any other woman had asked you would do it and before I knew it he was lunging at her (Note to mom and dad: mommy if you have problems go see a psychiatrist I can’t be your confidant and dad I will no longer go above and beyond to protect your reputation if you choose to behave in this manner you have to be willing to deal with the consequences) – go with my father to fetch my mother, brother and sister from different places, tweet about my campaign some more–still no luck I tweeted facts about water to achieve objective #2 of my campaign to highlight the plight of those who don’t have easy access to water– feed myself an avocado sandwich for dinner and brush my teeth once more.

Last summer I wanted so badly to go to India for my cousin’s wedding and now that it’s been decided that we are going this summer I don’t know what to feel because I know that it’s going to be hard for me when I get there not just in terms of accessibility but also in terms of my father and just people in general – my father rarely takes me anywhere here in South Africa where people are exposed to and educated about disabilities I wonder how he’s going to act when we get to his home state of Kerala where people have little or no exposure to people who are different. Have you ever wished for something and got it only to wish that you had never wished for it in the first place?

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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.

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!

10 responses to “Day 355

  1. Yikes. Sounds like a rough situation, Nisha. Do you know this woman? She’s done a lot of travel.
    Also, bravo to you for shining sunshine on your parents’ abusive relationship. That’s a rough situation to be in but coverups and denial are just about the worst.

  2. Hi Nisha,

    I’m sorry about your parents and you should say some thing
    to them. We will get to your goal. We come this far and it wil
    take time.

    hugs bonnie

  3. I’m so happy for you that you get to go to India. I can’t wait to read your blog posts about the trip. Hopefully, you’ll get an internet connection while you are there.

    I understand your fears and hesitations. My prayers will be with you. But I also know that this trip is important to you and it will work out for the best.

  4. Beautiful message Nisha! You inspire me to the moon 🙂

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