That is a great accomplishment and I'm glad you feel good about yourself, you should! Sounds like a character building experience to me.
And not only do such endeavours help to build self-esteem, but they're good for your brain. There is much research into neuroplasticity that confirms that doing something new - eg: walking or driving a different route to work; learning a new language - or, say, driving to Florida on your own - actually creates new pathways in your brain and improves cognitive function. So in taking on this challenge, you've actually made yourself smarter!
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
Great news and good for you! You have empowered yourself - a good reminder to me for sure. Have a great time!
Thanks everyone. I'm taking it a day at a time!
How wonderful. I could not have done that. I had trouble driving 20 minutes today. You rock.
Thumbs up! It's always reassuring to know you can still do stuff yourself. I just started driving again after a year off - I feel like I'm cognitively more aware, and my legs are behaving better.
Kerri, I think it was because my husband didn't enjoy being around children until they were civilized (about seventeen or so) that I was able to stay so active for so many years longer than many. We camped, canoed, took long road trips to National Parks to Washington, DC to California to Florida...My sons learned by ten how to set up their own tent..no set up?...They slept on the van floor which took away from their experience. I only had to refuse once, the next trip DONE first day..lol
Enjoy those kids. They will keep you motivated and moving.
Yayyyyy!!!! I completely understand how you feel. You can do things on your own. We are not going to be pushed down by this disease. Have a fantastic time in FL.