Tuesday, March 3, 2009

One-Minute Writer - Crisis

Today's One-Minute Writing Prompt: Crisis

Write about your reaction to a crisis you experienced or encountered.

Up until about 4 years ago, I used to be the "take charge" person in every crisis, methodically working through the problems. Only after the crisis was over and everything was going back to normal did I allow myself to fall to pieces.

But since the death of my sister, the "take chargedness" has left me. Now I have a tendency to fall apart at the first little hint of trouble. And when things really get bad, I'll melt down and have to go to sleep. For some reason, sleep protects me from having to deal with situations or problems that cause me great stress.

I'm trying to work through this inner "crisis," but relief still feels like it is so far away.


1 comment:

paisley said...

i know exactly what you are talking about,, and i cannot help but wonder if this is who i have been all alone and it was fear of some sort that spurred me into action in the past..

i never thought i would be soft or undecided about anything,, i always felt like the girl that could survive anything,, but now,, i question my abilities in so many areas i don't even know me any more.