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#218249 - 04/15/08 10:59 AM Realizing my limitations
GateKPR4 Offline

Registered: 10/29/07
Posts: 955
Loc: North Carolina, USA
Last night I was kind of manic and only slept about 3 hours. I started off to work this morning a 20 minute drive and about 5 minutes into it I was dazing off and kind of out of it. Although I felt the need to make it to work and to be the good employee I realized that my chances of getting into a wreck were greatly increased since I could not stay focused on the road. I turned around and came home then called work to let them know I would be out. I feel guilty for taking time off but I know that I was a danger on the road and getting in a wreck or crashing off the side of the road is worse than calling in and taking care of myself as well as the safety of others on the road. I still have to go to town today but hopefully I sill be able to get some sleep between now and 2:00pm.

I'm a normal person dealing with abnormal experiences.
The greatest discoveries we will find within ourselves.
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#218271 - 04/15/08 01:58 PM Re: Realizing my limitations [Re: GateKPR4]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

I think you did a very sensible and healthy thing when you turned around and came home. We so often have this temptation to minimize how terribly we have been harmed and how great the emotional consequences can be. We seem to have this temptation to tough it out and "suck it up" - more guy macho nonsense of course.

But hey, look at it this way. If you had fallen and broken your leg would you have dragged yourself to your car and gone to work? No way! You would take time off and attend to your injury; healing would be your priority. I think we have to do the same when recovery issues confront us. Clearly you were in no condition to go to work, so you recognized the fact and acted accordingly. Good for you.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)


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