I am usually a cautious person.
There are times, however, where I feel the urgency to reduce, or even eliminate the cautions. The occasions and events are rare, and it would normally be a rush events, or in the contrary is when I have been watching a very slow progress in achieving certain milestone.
Recent event which “needs” the elimination of my cautious behaviour is the closing books of health and benefit package for the year 2006.
I have been needing to have a spare eye-glasses. I am currently using monthly disposable soft-lenses, which requires cleansing at every end of the day, which I rarely do *grin* after I gave birth, simply because it’s been so irresistible to fall asleep right after nursing my son to sleep. Another “excuse” is due to my need to wake between sleep, either to nurse my awaken 16 mos son, to urinate or any other legitimate reason, which is hard to do without good eye sighting. As I didn’t have time yet to shop around for “a perfect glasses” the bad practice kept going.
At the end of November 06, I started to investigating the medical benefit entitled for us, and realized that my remaining balance is still huge. While being thankfull of not having sick so much (this is why the health balance is still much, rite) my mind travels to all possible posts where we (me and husband) could spend the rest of the balance. Came up with vaccinations and eye-glasses.
While vaccinations didn’t take much effort to shop around, eye-glasses come differently. Have you seen someone who looks totally different after he/she changed his/her glasses to a suitable one? That shows the “importance” of choosing the most suitable glasses. Few things has impact on the choice:
– available time
– shape of your head and face
– your personality (turned out to be my hardest bearer, as I am a perfectsionist)
time is the second highest barrier after my picky mind. i’ve been struggling with time management, i’ll write on this at different post, ever since my baby was born. however the main drive of removing completely the uttering cautiousness was also simply time. the year end draw closer. i have to move fast and think fast.
so here i was, finding myself trying different set of glasses at various optics. my son was coming along, adding both restriction and freedom. Restriction to choose, and freedom from the persistence opthometrics :). Lucky all opthometrics assisted me in very well manner. No sign of unpatience ever appeared – maybe this is due to my son’s presence and their living evidence of how hard it is to try on a set of new glasses while your child’s small hands keep bringing them off :)-
i thought i have found my luck at the 3rd store. i finally found an eye glasses which looked very suitable for my face, even with the most unfashioned veil. my husband agreed with me. yippe, i’m almost there!! i continued seeking advise on the type of lenses, the opthalmologist suggested that i could obtain slimmer lense figure with certain type of lense. ok. hell with my picky mind, i ignored my urge to see more choices and decided with that lens type. proceeded with payment and .. voila, i said to myself i finally will have a pair of glasses which will suit me!
i was quite excited waiting for the day where i could pickup the new glasses. imagining myself being able to wear it whenever i like. unlike this pair of soft-lenses i wear now, need cleansing every now and then. finally the day come around … i was accompanied by my husband and my son.
i have planned to take off the soft lenses for the day thus I could maintain my original eye-accommodation and straight away try the new-glasses. i went to the optic store and saw the opthalmologist. he took my glasses out of the drawer and handed it to me.
I opened the glasses-case and stood still. I instantly recognize the differences between the glasses i tried the other day, and this new glasses in my palm hand. They have different lenses, or to say it differently, the type of lenses that the opthalmologist suggested gave a different effect and look on the glasses. It’s no longer chic and classy, it is now more oldish to me. Remind me instantly to my mother’s eye glasses. Looking at my awry look, the opthalmologist tried to ease my dissapointment, explaining how they have made extra clarity to the lenses, causing less shadowing effect to my face.
Man.. how difficult it is to choose a suitable eye-glasses!
Even after I found the right frame, the lenses effect gave a totally different look to the frame. And unfortunately the new impression is not what i’m looking for.
Nevertheless, I still carried the eye glasses home. Tried it the whole night and the rest of the long weekend, trying to be grateful of what I have :P. My husband said it looks elegant on me. As I only dress-up for him (and for my own inner comfort), then I guess the glasses is OK.
However, typically me, ** want something, will try to get it ** I still can feel the extra urge to bring the original lenses to another store to see what they say about other type of lenses!
note : Brille [german] = eye glasses [english] = kacamata [bahasa indonesia]