My sight is getting worse. I first noticed it a couple years ago, that my right eye is weaker than my left. Now, though, it’s more obvious. It doesn’t noticeably slow me down, and I don’t wear glasses, but I know I should be able to read the small letters on a TV screen or the signs in the distance on the road when I can’t.

As I was thinking about this recently, I remembered an experiment I’ve wanted to try for at least two years. I want to try living with no sight. Now, I think I’ve finally decided to go for it, to try it. I’m going to blindfold myself just to see what it’s like to live completely blind.

I wanted this experiment to last at least a couple days straight to get the feeling of actually having to figure out what to do without sight. That’s what’s kept me from running this in the past. Since it’s not very practical, though – which I guess is also kind of the point of this experiment – I’m going to try it just for part of a day.

I mentioned the experiment to a friend, and she suggested I try just a few activities, link them together, and report on how that goes. She also said I should take photos. I’m not sure how the photos will turn out, since I won’t be able to see them as I’m taking them. Hopefully, they’ll provide a way to see some of the results afterward, since I won’t see anything while the experiment is running.

Overall, I’m looking forward to it. If it doesn’t kill you, it’ll make you stronger, right?