Yes, I am home again after my intensive weeklong training. First I must extend my deep appreciation and high praise for Guide Dogs for the Blind–for their commitment to keeping blind folks up and moving and working toward our best selves. Their Orientation and mobility Immersion program has certainly jump-started me in the right direction.
I won’t go into details here, but suffice it to say that I learned much aboutmyself, about my currents needs for improvement, and have acquired the budding skills and newfound motivation to move forward.
But the week wasn’t all work. I also made a few new friends whose examples and support will no doubt keep me going.
And because my instructor was French, I also learned a few new words:
goldfish- poison rouge
and have decided to put aside my Spanish text and resumestudying French…the French R’s come more naturally to me anyway.
For now I am off to get re-acquainted with my neighborhood sidewalks. Using a cane is so very different than cruising alongside a canine teammate.
But hopefully that will come in time.