I have lost most of my sight. However, during the day I am able to use what little residual vision I have left. At night or in dim environments, my nightblindness kicks in and I am totally blind. That can be a little intimidating.
When I was a cane user, I felt at risk at night, not safe, and I felt more of a target. Whether that is true or not, I’m not sure but that’s how I felt. I didn’t like to travel independently at night if I didn’t have to and I was always a little on edge.
This pictures below mean a lot to me:
Why do they mean a lot to me? Because with her, I love getting out at night. I love traveling independently. Sure I still have a little anxiety now and again, but I am happy. I am confident. I am free.
Last night I caught a LYFT to go out with friends. I waited outside for the driver, then he drove me to my destination, and I independently got out of the car and made my way walking to where we were going.
As I said before, I am not able to use any residual vision at night so it’s ALL her. And she takes her responsibility very seriously and guide’s me safely.
She is my rock star.