Originally Posted by savannah
I can't sayi go to this extremes by any means, but I am very aware of my surroundings. I would find loading groceries with my back to the car difficult.
Being overly worried day to day, for me, would be exhausting. That being said, I don't shop at nights alone and I won't go into a mall parking lot alone at night.
Being aware is very smart and I work much harder these days at doing just that.
It is not that hard at all. I have an SUV - I open the back hatch, pull the cart up and sit down, putting one bag in at a time. I have to use a cane because of nerve damage in both legs and arms. I am a sitting duck to most attackers. Woman with a cane - easy pickins. Nope, I am aware, I do things differently because of that cane to let them know, I am watching. It will be their mistake to take me for granted because of that cane. I go to a lot of "extremes" at times but so far, I have made it home safe and sound without having to pull a gun. It is a D&O sort of thing.