For as long as I can remember, I’ve held a profound hatred for Daylight Savings time. I despised going to work in the dark and coming out in the dark, I loathed the limited amount of hours to actually be outside in the sun.

Before June 1st, 2017, I thought it wasn’t just me, but everyone who disliked this time of the year. The days where the dark outweighs the light, but it wasn’t. It was just me…

Since Diagnosis, we have learned a lot about Retinitis Pigmentosa and A LOT about me and why I do the things I do. Things like furniture arrangement, routines, hesitation of the dark, organization, or even cleanliness are just a few but over the past 8 months, my wife and I have discovered hundreds of odd things that I do. When Daylight Savings is in effect, I have to cram all of my outside chores, activities in time into a very small window and I, really LOVE being outside.

It’s the air, the sounds, the breeze. It’s all of those things and so much more. It’s the natural light, the easy to read terrain . It’s because I can see much better in the light.


Today, Daylight Savings Time ended. Today, I was able to not feel blind at 5 PM. Today, I am really happy to have more hours of daylight in the day. It unlocks a new world for my family as our time is much more vast in options for activities, walks, and fun.


Today, I welcome the sun back.