I walked to my morning class and then off to work. I was in my work office the hold day until my late class. I was still able to give out my note cards because there are always people that I haven’t met or interact with at work. When I got to work, I notice that there was people in the front desk but my coworker wasn’t there. I couldn’t communicate so I went to find my other coworkers and tapped on her shoulder. I pointed to the front desk and she understood. She wasn’t working but she went to help the students. One of the student asked about the tape and I gave my cards to all 3 of the students. My coworker explain that I was doing this for awareness of sexual assault. I couldn’t correct her but I felt that my card explain well enough that it is specifically sexual abuse.
Around 6pm, the tape really starts to irritated and so I hurried back home to peel off the tape to take a break. Today, I avoided most eye contact as I walked by strangers. I was the one ignoring them now. People are still taking a longer look or not really looking too. I wonder if that was how I was before the tape. I feel like I am starting to forget how I usually interact with others and how I talked to people. I think I have been isolating myself more, especially at work and home because I can’t talk to people. I am sort of a people person. I get energy from people and so just being back at school was already starting to feel comforting and supportive.