[nabs-l] introduction

Christina Mitchell cnaylor073 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 18:01:25 UTC 2008

Hey Chris,
Welcome to Nabs.  I admit I'm a list lurker and don't post often.  I
hope you enjoy your stay here on the list and hope to talk with you

On 11/28/08, Christopher Kchao <thisischris89 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I figured I'd finally do the formal thing and introduce myself for the sake
> of most of you who probably don't know me. I'm completing my third semester
> at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Presently, I'm in the
> process of taking care of the rather extensive liberal arts requirements of
> my education while exploring different career options. I have a great deal
> of interest in working in a technical field; there's just something
> extremely appealing about being on the cutting edge. In addition, I'm also
> continuing to toy with the idea of going to law school to become an
> attorney.
> As far as vision is concerned, I am totally blind from birth. Location was a
> rather large determining factor when deciding on my school of choice.
> Staying at home with my parents would be too easy. Staying in suburban New
> York at the mercy of anyone with functioning eyes and a car would be too
> inconvenient. As a result of this decision, I am proud to say that I
> consider myself to be moderately independent and have lived away from home
> for a little bit over a year. I do however plan to attend one of the NFB
> training centers in the near future. At the very least, doing so will aid in
> reinforcing the skills I currently have and boosting my confidence. I feel
> that independence is an absolutely vital skill and definitely aids in
> increasing marketability in the workforce.
> This mailing list, and the "blind students on facebook" group is the extent
> of my involvement in the organized blind movement, if I may give it such a
> designation. I hope to change that in the near future. Only recently have I
> started to see the value of networking with other blind individuals,
> especially when faced with challenges that would seem otherwise
> unconventional to my sighted peers. This list definitely has a lot to offer
> in terms of being an outlet in which people can share ideas, though
> networking on a local level would be ideal.
> Anyways, this is starting to sound like bits and pieces of a poorly written
> college essay, so I think I'll stop. :-)
> Just from being a nearly silent member on the list, I've already learned a
> lot in the past few months. Keep it coming.
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