It's an interesting question. I recall how quickly I learned to navigate around Baton Rouge--getting lost a few times in the process, of course--after I got my license and started paying attention to where I was going.

I suspect the answer is the first tag on this essay: self-awareness. When you realize it's only you--that you're no longer half of a couple--you do start listening to your own neglected inner promptings.

I'll bet your sense of direction has also gotten far more keen in figurative ways as well.

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Former psychologist, wordsmith, teacher, learner. Top writer in feminism, relationships, poetry, and other topics. ECRobson@gmail.com

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Edward Robson, PhD, MFA

Edward Robson, PhD, MFA

Former psychologist, wordsmith, teacher, learner. Top writer in feminism, relationships, poetry, and other topics. ECRobson@gmail.com