The road to success

Deaf and visual impaired life limitations? life seems out of your grasp?

Katie J Redstar

The road to success?

I would like to share something with you all, you all know my name and fintly bits of information about me, you’ve seen me post some good and crap stuff on fb over time.

i’d like to give the pleasure of explaining a few things. I haven’t always been deaf, i haven’t always been successful, i have made some huge mistakes in my life and i own them,
I made mistakes just like you all

– believing I had friends but were users
– listening to conditionings
– believing societies views on deafness
– falling in the wrong crowds
– rebelling instead of thinking
– lacked confident
– lacked self believe
– lacked my purpose in life
– didn’t dare try and achieve my dreams
– hidden the fact I am more confident in sign language and speaking rather than just speaking

I have stopped doing all the above and discovered the true me, my path, my purpose and i have learned so so so much.

– I have gained confident
– gained clarity
– gained true friends
– gained a purpose
– gained a business that I have set up (Ignite the Light sign language)
– gained lot more knowledge and understanding
– gained understanding of life
– Discovered my passions
– discovered the true meaning of who i am
– living life to the fullest as i can
– knows disability isn’t my limitations but societies views
– I am happy in my own company (of course with domino, but even i need my own space sometimes )

I have fallen on my arse so many times in my life that i have lost count, but its not stopped me, its given me so much more determination every time. its taught me that i am a lot stronger than i show/ that i believed. its shown me life can be an asshole sometimes, but then on the other hand it can be a godsend when things go right.

I have since changed how i think, changed my mindset, changed to be me, changed my life prospects. I have grown I have changed. i am me, I am KATIE, I am unique, I am a sign language coach. and my 2 true passions are signing and acting.


see My facebook Katie J Redstar or email [email protected] or [email protected]

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...


sHeroes: “Cultivate gratitude, gratitude, and more gratitude; Nothing is more healing” With Writer and Speaker Esther Gonzalez Freeman

by Alexandra Spirer

Unstoppable: Deaf Actress Natasha Ofili Is Inspiring The World About What Can Be Accomplished With Sheer Determination

by Yitzi Weiner

Krista Woods: Here Are 5 Important Business Lessons I Learned While Being On Shark Tank

by Yitzi Weiner

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.


We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.