It's actually kind of strange... but good.
Besides the obvious benefits of connecting with others, it has also been helpful to me. I have learned that I can help people and how great it feels to do so. I have also learned to be more aware of the challenges I face on a daily basis And ways to face these challenge. Basically since the blog is always in the back of my mind, I tend to look at things from the standpoint of "is this something worth writing about?"
Because of being legally blind I am forever exempt from jury duty. Most people would probably think of this as a positive. But I have always been interested in the law (even thought about attending law school) so Jury duty would actually be kind of cool. But after the situation that occurred several years ago, I am relieved to be exempt.
This was at least 10 years ago But it never fails to conjure up strange feelings when I think of it. Embarrassment, annoyance, maybe even anger because some of those other folks out there with perfect vision don't deserve to be heard more than I do...
I will admit it's nice to not have to worry about jury duty. But on the other hand I think I would make a pretty kick-ass juror because of my sense of fairness. Oh well. I'll stick to watching Law and Order reruns !!