“I am a visually impaired girl who wants to travel around the world. 2 years ago I went to Russia with some friends and I realized I couldn’t follow them, my vision or my lack of vision didn’t allow me. I felt really sad. I also realized I need a cane during the night.” ~Beatriz García Martín
I had some hard months but here I am! 2 years later I achieved a dream, to see the Taj Mahal. I have been into 11 countries this year, I sometimes travel alone, I feel confident during the night with my blind cane and I feel happy. I want to see the world but I am losing my sight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa so it is now or never, I choose now. Although I travel now, I believe I will find a way to enjoy trips in the future with little or non-sight. If I believe I can, I CAN!
What I love most about Beatriz’s words is how they speak of going through loss and then the power of choice. tIt’s an important and timely universal message applicable to anyone. Life’s struggles will threaten to hold us back but ultimately when we BOLDLY choose to live life within the struggles presented to us, we are able to move forward despite the pain of loss.
Beatriz is living her dream of seeing the world and sharing photos of her travels to some of the most exotic locations on Instagram. You can follow her here: @theblindcanegirl
Description: Featured image is Blind Beauty’s mock magazine cover. Beatriz is on the cover standing in front of the majestic Taj Mahal with her white cane.
Blocks of white text on Beatriz’s photo are: “Bold | She Keeps Pressing Onward,” “Blind | She Has Deeper Insight,” “Beautiful | She Sees To The Heart Of Others”