What's the challenge?
To spend a few hours blindfolded around the city.
What are you afraid of?
Not being in control.
How was the experience?
When I was a little girl, my parents thought I was overly shy because I wouldn't leave their side. At the age of 6, they understood that my problem was that I was nearsighted. I started wearing glasses very early in life and my myopia continued to progress with age. When I turned 10 years old, I regained my self-confidence when I discovered contact lenses, but at age 20 my eyes started to reject them. I couldn't stand wearing thick glasses so I got Lasik surgery at 21. I was the happiest person alive for the next 5 years but disappointedly, my myopia came back about a year ago. The sense I'm most afraid of losing is sight, so I decided to face it by walking blindfolded. I had to fully trust my husband to walk, shop and eat. At first I was very shy and conscious about what others might think. Then, I was able to relax and appreciate my other senses. I would feel, smell and hear things I'm normally not aware of. I would get to picture in my mind how people looked according to their voice and guess what kind of food I was eating according to its taste. I was able to enjoy a conversation without having to look at my phone or my watch. Finally, I have to thank my husband Adam for having amazing patience with me and being extraordinarily supportive, I love you.