#FPQ decisions, decisions

This week for his provocative question prompt, fandango asks us:

Have you ever made a decision on a whim that turned out to change your life? If so, what was that life-changing decision? Can you imagine what your life would be like if you hadn’t made that decision?

When I was 18 I decided on a whim to apply for a guide dog.

I was at the time, the youngest person in Ireland to receive a guide dog.

I am so glad I applied when I did. I have had 3 guide dogs in my life time. All of them were special to me.

All of them brought so much independence to me.

If I hadn’t applied, I think my life would have turned out to be very different to how it is now.

I might not have gone to college, I might not have learned as many routes as I did.

When you have a guide dog, you have to work it, therefore I had to learn routes to certain places.

I also learned about responsibility as I was responsible for an animal. I had to feed my dog, walk my dog, pay for vet bills etc.

I wouldn’t do things any differently though. If I could be 18 again, I’d still apply for a guide dog.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #187 – This, That, and the Other (fivedotoh.com)

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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