Yesterday Wiley and I met my sister in civic around lunch time. It was incredibly busy in the shopping centre as everyone was getting their lunch and shopping.
My sister made the comment that before I started working with Wiley there was no way I would have agreed to meet at lunchtime. I used to hate trying to get through crowds, generally they are noisy which is disorientating, plus I would always run into someone or something.
Now that I have Wiley I am quite happy to go someone reasonably crowded. He is incredibly good at navigating me through busy places – he slows down, carefully avoids people and importantly helps me feel safe and confident. I think it helps as people can see Wiley more than they did a cane so they move out of our way.
It is just yet one more way that Wiley enriches and opens up my life.