Personal Neglect

Amazing that it took a major event to make me slow down enough to simply answer email. I made a conscious decision to remove myself from everything. I am currently hiding at a friend’s apartment with nothing but my cell phone (ok, can’t unplug) and my laptop. I have no laundry to do, no TV to watch, no bills to pay.

My online life, my online friends whom I have missed so much.

Life’s triage has narrowed out some of the things that, to me, matter most. Moving from one daily crisis to the next, interrupted by a major crisis is not the way to handle things. At our critical incident debrief I jokingly said that I manage stress by working more. That comment has echoed in my head since I uttered it.

Just the simple act of making dinner last night and getting a full night’s sleep has done wonders for my mental state.

The past few days have also made me realize how much I would be missed if I were no longer a living breathing entity.

There is no one luckier than I.

  1. Glad to hear you are well and getting the time you need!

    I was a work today and there on the table was a program from the national EMS memorial service last week in VA. Listing all of those who died in the line of duty over this past year. One of those being from our own “house.” I was amazed at the number of in-flight deaths.

    Such heroes. Thank you for what you do.

    Talk soon
    John

  2. Glad to hear you are well and getting the time you need!

    I was a work today and there on the table was a program from the national EMS memorial service last week in VA. Listing all of those who died in the line of duty over this past year. One of those being from our own “house.” I was amazed at the number of in-flight deaths.

    Such heroes. Thank you for what you do.

    Talk soon
    John

  3. I’m glad that you are okay. I’m a little out of the loop but were you supposed to be on that flight normally? One’s mortality can come crashing down when there is a close call.

  4. I’m glad that you are okay. I’m a little out of the loop but were you supposed to be on that flight normally? One’s mortality can come crashing down when there is a close call.

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