Accepting the Cane.. What about driving?


So I’m finally starting to accept that the cane is very beneficial and I should start using it.. despite the reactions that I will get from others. That took a long time to adjust to and accept. It seems this whole RP thing is full of adjustments when you don’t necessarily need or want them.

I’m still working on accepting the fact that I shouldn’t be driving now and probably never should drive. That’s just so HUGE. It’s like saying “byebye” to your independence when I know there are tons of people out there who are less able to drive than me, but still do. It’s the right decision, I’m sure of that, but it still sucks. I can’t go out with friends on a whim, go to the mall, go to the grocery store. I used to dream of going to the grocery store to pick up food for my Dad for some reason. It was just a “big girl” thing and even though I’m 22 years old, I still can’t do that “big girl” thing. Oi.

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Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

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