I really, really do not like walking around my house without any lights on. I don’t even like walking across my bedroom without a lamp or something on if I can help it and I’ve done that thousands of times.
I just get so scared that I’ll trip or fall on something, and often when I panic all my muscles go stiff. This inn turn has a tendency of making me drop to the floor like a sack of potatoes. Not fun.
My family will often leave lights on for me at various points around the house even if they’re not using that particular room to help me feel safe. After 24 years of living in the same house I’d like to think I know its layout well enough to manage, but I guess it comes down to a confidence thing.
Sometimes if I want to make a trip to the loo in the middle of the night and I forget to turn on a light I’ll get down on the floor and crawl on my hands and knees instead because it feels more secure.
Does that sound silly?