I had a revelation last night that most people don’t realize that I am essentially blind without my glasses. I had an eye appointment, in which my eye doctor persuaded me to try “newer and better improved” contacts. I’ve had a spotty history with contacts and since glasses are pretty low maintenance, that’s what I’ve always opted for. Anyway, I was walking around with contacts on all afternoon and no one said anything. This was rather disturbing to me, as seeing my face without glasses is not even something I can do clearly (unless I’m wearing contacts)…so it’s always startling and takes getting used to. That no one else was noticing left me feeling unseen.
But then my colleague pointed out that she had noticed my glasses were gone, but didn’t realize what it signified. She was complimentary of my eyes. She tells me they sparkle…I immediately thought of Santa Claus…she said it was more like Dumbledore and we ended up laughing our asses off.
Random tangent: I am presently beginning to freak out that I am opening my private practice in a month. It is very exciting, and I’m not terribly worried, at least initially, with having enough income and clients, but the long-term being-my-own-business-woman type thing is a bit daunting.
Random tangent 2: I wrote this blog entry last night, and there was more to it. This a.m. I edited it because I was in a different emotional space. I’m getting DSL at home hopefully to start today, if the hardware comes in a timely manner, and I’m aware that this may change the shape of my blogging to have direct access.
Random tangent 3: As I get paperwork ready to transfer clients to my practice, I have them sign a release of information. One of the lines asks them to print and sign their names on the line. I’m just fascinated at who prints their name first, then signs & who signs, then prints their name. I know, I think too much.