Once I was certain that I was presentable and ready to leave, I called for a cab and left the apartment when I received confirmation that it was waiting for me outside. The aquarium was about a fifteen minute walk away from my apartment. I would have loved to walk there on any other day but not on this one.
The moment I pulled out the key from the inside lock of the door and reached over for the doorknob, a sense of enlightenment filled me. It increased rapidly when I stepped outside the door and by the time I had locked it from the outside, I felt so proud and excited about the prospect of finally being able to do what I wanted on my own. There was no better feeling of assurance than not relying on anyone, especially by being a burden on them. It had been bothering me for a while how Tat