The Opening Of My Eyes!
It all began on February 21st 2014… this morning was the morning that changed my life for a very long time and I had no idea why or how this happened.
It was just another normal morning routine for my family. Mum came in my room and woke me for school as per usual. I got out of bed, changed into my school clothes, walked in the kitchen to grab something to eat and my Mother looks up at me and says frantically ”Sevasti, what on earth has happened to your eyes?!”.
I didn’t realise that there was something wrong with them until I ran straight to the bathroom to only discover that I had big puffy, watery, bloodshot eyes. At this stage I began to feel something, something felt different about me. Mum said that she’ll take me to school and if my situation gets worse or not any better she will come pick me up and go to the doctors. So as I stepped out of my front door and into the light, I felt like some sort of fictional creature, like a vampire almost. I couldn’t stand the light outside, there was no sun this morning, just light, and I remember clearly how piercing that felt in my eyes. I couldn’t bare it.
Mum ended up picking me up from school as I only lasted about an hour, my eyes were feeling worse and worse. My vision was slowly fading away, everything I looked at was one big blur. At this moment I was petrified, there are no words to describe the amount of fear I had inside of me from not being able to see. So the doctor we went to was only a GP, he didn’t help much and advised that we report straight to the Eye and Ear Hospital in the City of Melbourne.
Off we go there where I saw numerous doctors, orthoptist, nurses, you name it! Back and forth, back and forth with tests and doctors. They couldn’t seem to find a reason as to why my eyes were doing this, everything looked fine on there end. At this point, I had just about had enough.
From February 21st my life dramatically changed. Because I couldn’t see, it was a hazard for me to attend school therefore my school insisted that I stayed home until I fully recover. Not only did I have to stay home but I had minimal communication with anyone because I couldn’t speak with my friends via text or social media because I couldn’t see. I couldn’t watch movies, read books, do school work from home, nothing. All because I couldn’t see.
This phase lasted for months and months. I became extremely depressed and began to think that ”There is no way out of this” and ”Things are just getting worse and worse” and ”I may as well give up now because I can’t stand having to be like this for the rest of my life’.’
The doctors could not find a reason why this was happening and so it was ruled down to stress. My body had been put under so much pressure that it just snapped, it gave up. I then stepped back and began to reassess my life. I asked myself questions like ”Ok Sevasti, what are you stressed about? How can you fix this? What can I do to help myself?”
I watched The Secret!
That’s what I did and that’s what changed my whole perspective on life and the current situation I was in. The Secret is how and why I got my vision back. It was the happiest day of my life.
By the end of 2014 was when my eyes had fully recovered. I began to think differently, instead of why me, I kept telling myself that the universe has extraordinary things waiting for me, they are on the way Sevasti, they are coming.
I left school in 2014, yes I know I was only in year 9. But you know what? I wasn’t happy and I knew what made me happy and so that’s what I was going to do. Nothing else mattered to me in this world but to make my happiness number one and from that moment onwards, I realised that my life had changed forever.
I became very interested in fitness. I began doing personal training sessions 3 times a week and gradually increased it to 5 times a week. I started powerlifting which I still do today, I’ve broken all sorts of records and I’m on my way to smashing the world record for my weight class at the World Championships in Las Vegas later this year.
I wake up, thank the universe for the life I get the pleasure of living, and I do what I love. I always felt different to everyone at my school, they were all into drinking, partying, doing drugs and I was on a whole other level to them. I was so in tune with my happiness in the end that I thought you know what, I don’t need to be here, why not leave and take the opportunity the universe is presenting to me and live it!
Ever since doing that, I’m the happiest 15 year old anyone could ever imagine. I’m only so young but The Secret totally changed my life, and for that I’am a strong believer in The Secret and I am thankful.