I was sitting at a stoplight and out of nowhere…. “Is this really happening right now?- How inconvenient, what should I do?.... Breath Bitch… find your breath Jin… Inhale 1…(why is this happening now) 2…(what made this happen) 3… (focus Jin breath) 4… hold… 2… 3… Exhale….(shit I think I missed 4) 2… 3… 4… hold.. 2…3…4… release”. As the light changed and I started to drive forward I wondered what I was suddenly worried about and why the feelings were coming out of nowhere.
I pulled over- I needed to talk. Phone a friend is not a life line that I use often but damn I needed to use it that day. I called someone… they didn’t answer… I sat there riding a wave that I didn’t see coming and couldn’t pinpoint where it came from at the time. A 20 year old version of me would have driven through the panic attack which is VERY DANGEROUS not only for myself but for those who would have been on the road with me. The responsible, enlightened, mindful, counselor in me knew that I needed to acknowledge what was happening and relax before I could “pass go” and collect my $200 doll hairs.
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