You have to step out of the boat to get into the water… Veronica writes, "So today I decided to go somewhere I hadn't been before. I know we are taught to first go with sighted assistance or a white cane but for some reason today Gigi and I decided to break the rules. It wasn't that far from the office and I had a general idea from others descriptions on how to get there. We walked down the street and crossed over Shaw Avenue. My thought was it was a left at the first driveway then another left to the building I wanted to get to. No, not the case… after around 30 feet into my first left turn I took a second to listen to my surroundings and determined that I may have entered the wrong driveway. We walked back to the sidewalk and continued to the next driveway. We made our left and still I was convinced that the building was the one to my left. So we entered it and met a very nice lady who kindly told us we were at the wrong location. She assured me I had turned into the correct driveway but the building that I wanted to go into was to my right not my left. So Gigi and I left and crossed over the driveway to the right side and found the entrance. I was greeted by another kind lady who explained the layout of the facility and Gigi and I were able to figure out where we needed to be. Once we were done with our business there I went back to the office with no problem. Some might feel that that was a failure, that I should have known exactly where I was going or that my dog should have taken me directly to the place that I wanted. But if life isn't like that for the cited, then why would it be like that for the blind? I consider our trip a success! Some people are too afraid to get lost so they never venture out. The thought that often consumes their mind is who is going to help me? how will I do it what if I can't find my way? I can tell you that the only way that you find your way is by getting lost. Yes, things would have been faster but you wouldn't have learned. Life is an endless journey of trial and error. October is blindness awareness month. The only way the world becomes aware of who we are is by being out there in the first place. So to all my Facebook friends that happen to be blind or visually impaired, I encourage you to join me by getting lost this month. LOL 🏽💫 #TryingNewAdventures#TrustingYourself#TryingNewThings#FeelingAccomplished — feeling determined with Veronica AndGigi Hernandez(remove) at Fresno, CA.