This morning, because of the time change, it was light when I left to catch the bus. My walk was so easy. I could see so much better than during last week’s walks. I got on the bus and I could see landmarks. Everything was great. I got off the bus and walked smack into orange netting that had been put up around the area where the bus lets off. I was so embarrassed. It’s funny, though. I half-expected the people gathered around to laugh at me. Instead, a couple of teens asked (politely) if I was okay. I was not hurt, just embarrassed, so I went on my way to work. It was a great morning for a brisk walk. Just the right temperature. I arrived at work feeling alive and invigorated.
My work day was good. I feel like I am learning, learning, learning how things work at my new job. I am having kind of a hard time figuring things out, but everyone is being patient. Luckily, the IT guys fixed my MAGic screen enlarging software today. Hooray! I can enlarge away and make text as big as I need it to be.
After work, I walked back to my usual bus stop, only to be told by a police officer that the bus stop would be closed for the next two weeks. She informed me that this was “starting today” and pointed me down the street to a stop a couple of blocks away. I felt very anxious about this change in plans. I was afraid I wouldn’t find my bus. I was afraid my bus wouldn’t be there at all. I was afraid I would miss my bus. None of these fears came true. I walked to the next stop, waited a couple of minutes, and my bus pulled right up so that I could get on. No problem.
My travels to and from work are simple if everything goes right. I am learning, already, that I will have to be prepared for the unexpected. I can’t let myself have an anxiety attack every time there is construction or a change in plans or an unexpected crowd. But how can I be prepared for anything that might happen? How can I make sure I am ready? The truth is, I can’t plan for everything. There are going to be unexpected obstacles that I am going to have to deal with. It’s important that I believe in my ability to adapt and find my way. I may have moments of uncertainty, but that is okay. I know that I can find my way, safely, no matter what I may meet.