Mary Catherine Derin

To the Class of 2020

To the Class of 2020 (and anyone else who needs to hear it)… Life is full of opportunities.  Some are ones you just cannot pass up, but others, you might wish you did. Life is full of disappointment.  Things may not always turn out as you had planned or hoped, however, sometimes that is because …

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alone together

What a Time to be Alive!

Okay, so there might be just a tad bit of sarcasm in the title, but still… It IS a crazy time right now with the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic we are dealing with. Buzz words like ‘social distancing’ and trending hash tags like #alonetogether (hint: it isn’t as romantic as it sounds😉) have taken over …

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Got Questions??

As you know, I took some time off from the blog.  And, in that time I have met a lot of new folks; both, in person at my Coffee & Cocktails with MC events, and online. So, many of you didn’t know me before my medical emergencies.  I also realize now that many of you …

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Working From Home

So, I don’t necessarily “work from home”.  I DO work on my nonprofit from home.  I don’t consider that “work” though. However, I have been doing that for several years now and am pretty comfortable with it. The thing is, during the current corona virus/Covid-19 situation, I know a ton of folks have suddenly been …

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Miss Me?

So, I took some time off from the blog.  I have had a lot going on, and, between that, and having the website for Coffee & Cocktails with MC, along with My Blind Life being redesigned, it’s been crazy. I wanted to “start over” with the websites.  I am in a different place now than …

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My Blind Life

My Story

Hello! So, just a little bit of history about how this became My Blind Life… When I was an infant, I developed hydrocephalus; which is excess fluid on the brain. I had a VP shunt installed, which drained the excess fluid from my brain. When I was a young child, the doctors told me I …

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