So I've been thinking about this prompt for the 15-Day Challenge for a while, and it's a tough one for me, for some reason.
What's one thing you would never change about yourself?
I've come up with something, and I hope people in my life would say it's true.
I think I'm pretty darn resilient.
When a situation sucks and I know it's just going to have to suck for a while, I feel like I can take it pretty well. I also stay very calm during crises (although I may panic/freak out after everything is over).
When I was a sophomore, I rear ended someone and Betsy the Car had to go to the doctor for a couple weeks. #whoops.
I lived too far out from campus to get to school without Bets, so I packed up and moved to sister's house for a while. I made my home in her living room on the couch and walked to a nearby bus stop every morning.
Not a bad life.
Except Emily has a cat, which I'm allergic too. Still nbd. Except that the cat had fleas.
Neither Em or her roommates realized Raj had fleas until I moved in and the fleas held themselves a little feast.
At one point I had over 115 bites on my body.
It was awful. I felt diseased. But I really had no choice. I began sleeping in football tights with my socks tucked in and long sleeves, regardless of the temperature, to hide my skin.
I don't think I complained much. I remember my family feeling sorry for me and my mom being really worried. But for me, it was just something to get through. I knew it was temporary and I knew it wouldn't kill me, so I just kept suiting up for bed and dealing with it.
(Raj and the house were both eventually treated for fleas.)
I know I can be a complainer sometimes. Maybe even a lot of times. But when stuff gets really bad, I usually can focus on the next step. And I like that.
Runners up for this question include:
1. My tiny hands
2. My laugh, but only because I know Layne loves it.
How about you all? Do you stay calm during a crisis?
(PS -- as always, swing by to visit [life of love] and check out other answers!)