I am a 23 years old girl. I
am doing my Masters in Human Development and Family studies, I have
finished all courses and now a days I am working on thesis & research
papers. I am considered an intelligent and sincere student of my college
and this year I score highest marks. This was the brighter side of my
personality but on the other hand the bitter truth is that one of my leg
got affected by polio when I was 1 year old, and I identified myself
handicapped from the moment I started understanding this world. I faced
lots of challenges from childhood; teasing, labeling, and mental
harassment (generally called sympathy of well-wishers’)…etc were very
common and it almost spoiled my childhood and school life experiences.
In college my colleagues are very cooperative but due to my crippling
situation I was almost out of normal life which college girls usually
have (flirting, dating etc). So I can say my life is a bit different
Again looking on the golden
side God blessed me with lots of good friends and some of my best
buddies and love of course. But due to my childhood experiences and
self-created shell I lack confidence in social situations. I was a good
achiever in written competitions but it was a big havoc for me to face
any live stage presentation. I collapsed so many times in oral
presentations, and that period was really a dark phase of my life.
Since last year I tried to
get rid of this situation and luckily I found you when I was searching
"self concept" (my area of research in master’s dissertation). Every
week I use to go through your inspiring matterial and to be very honest
I feel a kind of connectedness with you, that’s why I am writing this.
You will be happy to know that as per my own assessment and my best
buddies’ observation I improved a lot in my presentation skills and even
I organized workshops in speech communication with my colleagues.
I really would like to thank
you for helping me in overcoming that challenge of my life. The most
inspiring line for me was "Start challenging yourself to move forward
and don't be scared to make mistakes, everyone does in the process of