Today I was able to take a walk around my neighborhood. This seemingly small thing is a big deal because I have been afraid to go anywhere, especially on my own, for a long time now. I was afraid I’d run out of breath or be abducted or have a panic attack or get stung by an insect and drop dead of an allergic reaction, etc. Plus I despise having to walk past people and avoid eye contact and think that they’re staring at me.
Back when I used to power walk around my neighborhood for hours, I would cross the street to avoid an oncoming person. My eyes were always downcast except for crossing the street.
I only made one lap around the neighborhood today, and I’m surprised I even managed to do that. I am, unsurprisingly, terribly out of shape, but hey, at least I did it.
This has been my pointless update of the day. And I’m typing it on a phone for the first time in my life. 25 and just figuring out how to keep up with technology.