Every now and again what we have to deal with acts as a gentle reminder of our life and that often gets in the way.
For me a life without Cerebral Palsy would have meant I wouldn’t be writing for The CP Diary now. I was meant to have and deal with Cerebral Palsy. I would have wanted to know sooner that this was what I was dealing with, but I still believe Cerebral Palsy and The CP Diary is my niche.
We all have a niche. Unfortunately, we’re not always aware what that niche is, or we’re aware but it’s too difficult, or we don’t have the confidence, or someone else is responsible for us not fulfilling it. For many years someone else was responsible for me not fulfilling any role let alone this one, but that all changed when I found out what I had been dealing with for all of those years.
The sad reality for some of us is that we will never understand or get to find our niche. As we go about our lives, we will either take on another person’s life, with a role that doesn’t fulfill our own potential, or we will continue to make excuses for not fulfilling any niche, regardless of how our life starts out.
I honestly believe we must at least try to understand and aspire to change our path regardless of where we find ourselves and find out what our niche is. Life is too short to live without at least trying.