Not many people know this, but I wear glasses. I know its not that big of a deal but I have never liked wearing them. I only have to wear them for driving, and since I don't really drive outside of my general area a lot, I don't wear them at all. A few months ago I went to a friends house that I had not been to before. It was dark and I got lost. I couldn't read the street signs. I eventually found my way there after stopping at a gas station and finding out that I had passed the street a few miles back. I was mad at myself because I knew that I needed new glasses and I was way over due for an eye exam. I let my pride get in the way. I thought I knew better.
I finally made an appointment. According to the doctor I not only need new glasses but I need bi-focals! I am a little concerned about this as I have many friends who also have bifocals, some have adjusted well and some have not. The good news is that the inside and outside of my eyes are healthy. The bad news is I am not a candidate for contacts.
I keep going back to the fact that I knew I was suppose to be wearing glasses and I was not. I also knew that I was long over due for an eye exam. I am sure when I finally order and receive my new glasses, I will wonder why it took me so long to do what I know I needed to do By putting off and ignoring the facts, it did not change anything. I could have put myself in a much worse situation than simply getting lost. My pride got in the way. I think we are all guilty of this at different times in our life. Sometimes it's hard to do the right thing, even when its for our benefit. I hope I can say I have learned my lesson, but knowing me I am sure something else will come up, but hopefully I will remember its always better to do what I know I need to do, and just do it!