nitro and me started learning a new route this week. we are learning how to go from the centre where the independent living skills course is held, to the gym and to starbux, so its kinda two routes really, but we are doing the routes very slowly over a few weeks. on thursday his trainer Nathalie came out and she walked me as far as the bus stop, which is only about a 5 minute walk from the centre, we walked with nitro, bringing food along to give him incentive, and giving it to him once he’d found the bus stop and the seat I needed. we did the route there and back twice, and now i have to practice each day for the next two weeks, until Nathalie comes out again on the 11th. its nerve wracking for me doing the route. i’m just not used to public transport or walking on my own in public as i take taxi’s pretty much everywhere due to my high anxiety. so the fact i am doing this is a huge step. one i am very proud of.