I was having a conversation with someone the other day and we started talking about safety and being cautious. I'm more aware than I used to be because looking back I've made some really stupid decisions. Really stupid. So stupid that I know God has his hand in my life because so many things could have happened because of my poor judgement. So now looking back, there are things I won't do so I can avoid putting myself in harms way. Things like, waiting until 2am to just go to the store because I'm bored, waiting until it's dark to take the trash out, deciding to go for morning walks at 3am, etc. It's not that I think the world is an extremely dangerous place but I do think people are concerned about their well-being and they're not looking out for everyone else. They come first and rightfully so. So if something were to happen, I don't trust my peers to step in. That trust just isn't there. The person I was talking to asked where this came from. Had something happened to me? I don't think so, I think it just stems from what I see around me and friends of mine who have been mugged, had their identity stolen, been burglarized, etc. I just like to be aware of what's going on.

I wouldn't mind taking a self defense class either.

Unrelated: I use my hands a lot. I type for 8 hours at work, I come home and work on the computer non-stop, and now I've been knitting a lot too. I found this link about exercises for hands and wrists. I hope it benefits you. I'll be implementing them immediately.