I had an idea for a series of posts that I’m going to work on writing. I’m going to call them “What’s that like?” or something similar – it’ll be a description of things that I’ve done that range from the really mundane to the more complex. I got the idea after telling Grandma and Aunt Dee what it’s like to go to the airport and take a flight because they have never, ever flown anywhere and they have no idea what that’s like. And I think that’s something that’s more common that maybe expected, because I ran into the same thing another time, where someone was asking about what something else was like, I think it was a sleep study, because they had one scheduled and didn’t know what to expect and were really anxious about getting ready for it. And I thought, you know, that’s potentially something that could be really interesting to write about, while also possibly being helpful to someone who’s trying to prepare for an experience – either young adults who are doing something on their own for the first time or people who experience some sort of difficulty, like anxiety or a physical handicap, or any number of other people.
Currently, the list of things I’m planning to describe are as follows. Please let me know if you have any recommendations.
- Going to the airport to fly to another location
- Going to a sleep study / using a CPAP machine
- Driving a stick-shift car
- Scheduling and going to a ob/gyn doctor appointment and getting an in-arm birth control implant (this will have big warnings before it)
- Going to the allergy doctor for testing and follow-up immunotherapy shots
- Taking something to the local dump
- Going to the dentist for a cleaning
- Going to the eye doctor for a routine appointment
- Going to the chiropractor for an adjustment
- Getting a massage (including different technique information, like cupping and hot stones and Thai)
- Getting a haircut
- Getting a pedicure
- Going hammock camping
I think I’ll also want to include the following “Disclosure statement” as part of that, so I’m just going to put a copy of it here so I can find it again later:
The information in these posts will be from the standpoint of a Caucasian cisgender (meaning I identify with the gender I was assigned at birth) woman aged late 30s / early 40s with no children (childfree by choice) living in the southeast region of the United States of America. It is not intended to be used for legal advice of any kind. Other people’s experiences may be vastly different from my own. This is not intended to include all possible experiences in this situation, nor is it intended to exclude any other possible experiences in this situation. This information is presented only as an example of my own experiences. Your experience may be different from my own.