A Year On….Posted: April 12, 2010
This time last year, I posted about
Getting More motivated To use the cane.
Well tonight me and my friend were just talking about different things, and i was saying about how i didn’t really use the cane that much. I explained that i didn’t really like using it and that, and she said that people wouldn’t always be around, and this is so true. She said that my confidence using the cane on my own will come in time. But it got me thinking. What kind of a guidedog owner will i be? Yes i go out every day with my dad, but when I qualify, I really should be going out on my own. I keep thinking that i will go out on my own, as well as going out every day with dad, but what if i don’t? Yeah the dog will still be getting worked every day when me and my dad and sister go out, but will i have the confidence to go out on my own without company, and just have me and the dog? Is it normal to think like this? Should i really start taking my cane out more? I am learning more routes since last year, but still? Is it normal for me to suddenly think like this?
I’m thinking i might just take out the cane anyway, even if i don’t know the route and just walk around instead of my dad guiding me. I’m hoping it works. I just have to get motivated to do it lol. Many a time i say “I will use my cane tomorrow” but never do. I think i am just too lucky really. I have taken my dad really for granted. He is always happy to guide me so i have just taken the “Easy” option. But maybe it’s time i just take out the cane? I would still be beside Dad, but maybe it would get me used to actually going out on my own? Even if i don’t actually go out totally on my own, at least it’s a start. My dad could always tell me when to cross and such.
Do you all think this is a good idea?
This is mostly me rambling, so you can ignore it if you want.
Glad to get that off my chest. I would like to thank my friend though for sort of kicking me up the arse. I don’t have much faith in myself though that i will actually follow through and use the cane more. Watch this space.