Expanding my awareness - venturing out without glasses

Life is only a blur if you don't focus text written on a half blurry half clear image

My blog and the prospect of soon having my Wellness with Nat business is something that keeps me inspired and gives me that little flutter of excitement in my belly each day. I love sharing my journey with you and I love receiving emails and facebook comments from people in similar situations.

As part of growing my presence and planning Wellness with Nat, I have been following these wonderful ladies Rach and Therese from Kickass and Sparkly Ladypreneurs Unite and listening to their Effortless Success Formula free training series. Today's video is about Expansion, Expanding our minds and opening up to the universe to allow new things to come in, above and beyond what we may envisage for ourselves. The action from the video was to do something that you haven't done before ... something I could expand my awareness into ...

View of my walk, path and trees, original clear photo

Given my recent awareness of my decreasing vision as well as the headaches and muscle pain I get from wearing glasses, I thought I might try life without glasses with just a simple walk around my suburb. I put on my comfortable walking shoes, wrapped my glasses in a cloth, popped them in my pocket just in case of an emergency and I set out on my journey.

With my glasses I can see well enough to drive, without my glasses I am legally blind (I hate saying this aloud as I don't want to manifest that, but it is what it is I guess). Legally blind doesn't mean I see only black, it means that I can't make out letters from a certain distance, 6 metres in Australia and 20 feet in the US.

View of my walk, path and trees, blurry

​I blurred the photos from my walk as much as I could so that you could get a comparison of what I'm seeing vs real life. You'll notice in the first set of photos that there is definitely a path there. You can notice the grass, but no definition, the lamp post isn't as obvious either. The big difference is with the trees, you can see the trunk, branches and leaves in the original photo, but for me I can tell they are trees, but the beauty of the detail is missing.

I walked down my driveway ok, no surprises here. I turned into the lane way and thought that this wasn't too bad at all, I could see the path in front of me ok and could make out the nearby fences. Ha, I'm doing this! Then I turned onto the next path (pictured above), where the houses were further away and there was more grass and trees. Wow, that was a bit of a shock, all of a sudden the houses blurred into the background and I could make out fuzzy trees, I couldn't see the grass clearly or where it met the fence line. But I was ok, I'm doing this. I'm out and walking without any glasses. I'm independent and free.

Construction zone original photo

As I continued my walk I came across some interesting experiences, as people walked passed me I couldn't see their faces, wow that was disconcerting! So much trust needed when you have a figure coming your way and you can't tell if they're male or female or safe or threatening, it was like walking through a dimly lit ally way late at night. I could hear a man calling his dog, but I couldn't quite make out the dog so I was hoping it was running for me, thankfully he wasn't...