“It wasn’t how many people were there. It was the fact that I had to decide between 45 kinds of cereal.”
Imagine for a second that you spent the past few years incarcerated. You day looked same everyday..when you woke up, when you brushed your teeth, when you ate meals, when you went outside. While everyday was pretty much the same, you knew what to expect and had few choices to make.
Now imagine you your first day home. You step out of the doors for the last time, and into freedom. Which also means choices…
What do you want for breakfast?
What kind of shampoo do you need?
Do you want to try on some clothes to see how they fit?
Choices and decisions, every turn and every minute. Can you imagine how overwhelming that begins to feel?