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Day 2666: 2018 Goals

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” – Melody Beattie


It’s 9 : 18 AM on day 2666 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Revelation 21:5 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised  $6 616 only $5 884 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .


Today being the first day of 2018 I thought I’d set some purpose-aligned goals which I know will be challenging to achieve. Take a look:

My Life’s Purposes

  1. Make a difference
  2. Change perceptions about differently-abled people

2018 Goals

  1. Continue to be kind, honest and generous
  2. Choose people and organizations who choose me (if I’m someone’s second choice or if they’re actions prove that they are not that into me I will no longer give them the option to choose me I deserve better than to be anyone’s time-filler)
  3. Stop expecting people to be as I am
  4. Raise $5 884 more for my 50 New Feet campaign benefiting MiracleFeet by June 17th 2018 which when added to the $6 616 already raised will be enough to provide 50 children with clubfoot treatment
  5. Call at least 2 people ( related or non-related) at least once in three months to say hi or thank you
  6. Every day be the best SuperSidekick to Superhero Catherine Constantinides (she’s the best, most hardworking real-life Superhero I’ve ever met she totally deserves a SuperSidekick and I’m the only I trust to do the job properly – she totally deserves me)
  7. Publish my book Defying the odds: Where there’s a wheel, there’s a way
  8. Go Hot-Air Ballooning (I did some research and found out that the major hot-air ballooning operators here in South Africa won’t take me because they don’t have wheelchair-accessible hot-air balloons but darn it I’ve ziplined and paraglided I refuse to believe that there’s  nobody in this country  who can help to make this happen… mark my words I WILL BE THE FIRST South African in a wheelchair to go hot-air ballooning in South Africa I don’t know how, when or who will help me but I can tell you it will happen somehow because I am Nisha Varghese and impossible DOES NOT apply to me)
  9. Donate consumables to Breath of Life (Breath of Life is a project that takes care of orphaned and abandoned children in my city until they are adopted)
  10. Donate books to the library
  11. Make a dream come true with Reach For A Dream
  12. Visit people at a retirement home
  13. Participate in the CANSA Shavathon again this year
  14. Plant 3 trees
  15. Read 12 books
  16. Meet Sebastian Schütte, founder of the Panda Crew
  17. Diarize at least one good moment of every day
  18. Learn one interesting fact every day
  19. Tell my life-story in front of a large crowd pf people (I have major stage-fright but I know if I just spoke in front of a large crowd once it would never again be an issue… I don’t want to roll through life scared )
  20. Go to Paris, Rome, Athens and London