Well, I’ve had some very bad things happen in my life in the past couple of months along with a few good things. At this point in time, though, I’m mostly recovered and ready to move forward. One of the good things is that I’ve started attending culinary school. Before, I was planning to become a physical therapist, and I still completed a bachelor’s degree in that area of study in May. However, when I thought about what I would really enjoy doing as a career for the rest of my life, I realized that I only liked the thought of being a physical therapist. On the other hand, I loved the thought of being a chef since I enjoy learning about and cooking food so much. After finishing the first block of my culinary arts degree last week, I definitely do not regret the career path change I made.
I can tell that my default visual acuity has declined slightly since I don’t see as well through my glasses as I did previously. I’m sure this decrease was caused by a combination of prolonged stress and not consistently making time to work on my vision. However, when I do practice good vision habits, my visual acuity is temporarily improved to as good or better than before all of the recent events in my life. This is good as it shows my mind/eyes remember how to relax; I’m just not practicing this relaxed state throughout the day.
I’ve been wearing my glasses for the majority of the day for a while, and I would like to change that habit. I also would like to do more activities outside, but the temperature is over 100 degrees F most days (the high today was 112 F). One way to work around this would be to go on early morning hikes before it gets too hot; there are many hiking trails near my house.
So, I think I’ll have four goals for right now regarding vision improvement: go outside without glasses when possible, find more activities to do that don’t require glasses use, try to reduce the strength of glasses for the activities that I do use them for, and try to set aside a few minutes each day (or throughout the day) to practice good vision habits/activities. I hope the other vision bloggers have been seeing improvements during my absence from my blog. 🙂