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.