How hard can it be?
If someone else can do it
then I’m sure I can too.
I’ll give it a try.
It will be fun.
All I need is a little confidence and faith in myself.
I’ll put one foot in front of the other
One step at a time.
I’ll learn as I go.
I’ll google it.
I’ll ask
And watch others
I’ll be fine.
In fact, I’ll be great!
I think I can, I think I can…

Once started,
I felt elated,
excited,
challenged
and somewhat amused.

The amusement soon slipped into confusion.
I felt a little befuddled,
harried,
and fatigued.
Dismay followed.
Bewildered,
I said to myself
“I thought it would be easier.
I thought I could do this.”

I forgot my knee joint is stiff
and doesn’t bend.
I forgot my hearing loss also limits my balance.
I forgot I need 3 different pairs of eyeglasses,
and more sleep,
less food,
more quiet,
less drama.
I forgot.

I thought it would be easier!