Really me? Well, maybe

Rory has this new thing going called ‘The Really You’ where he asks three questions.

I’ve done a few of these before and now this one.
How well do you handle stress?
How well do you handle your anger?
When was the last time you really lost your temper through stress?

How well do I handle stress.
On a scale of 1 to 10 I’d say about 8.
2019 was a pretty stressful year one way or another but we’re still here and smiling.

How well do I handle my anger.
Having scared myself as a pre teen by striking out and slapping someone a little too hard across the face, I learned to keep my temper in check. However, I do get angry, mostly at myself, though the dog winds me up sometimes and gets shouted at.

The last time I lost my temper through stress
That would have been last Summer, before the Dick episode.
I was so angry, I walked out of the house and took the dog for a walk….. for well over an hour. I felt better afterwards, and had calmed down sufficiently rather than say something I would regret and could not retract. Can’t even remember what it was about now, so it was something really trivial and unimportant.
Dick was a different kettle of fish, and although I was angry (read bloody livid at it coming back) I had already had my meltdown/paddy/despair/shock/fear/ after I received the letter calling me back for more tests after my mammogram.
Hubby and I are a team, and although our stress levels were running high then, we supported each other and got through it OK.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Really me? Well, maybe

  1. Hey Di, as always nicely and honestly answered – many thanks 🙂

  2. Sadje says:

    Being angry at dick was totally justified. But losing it at trivial things, well we are human after all and can have lapses. The important thing is to repair the damage or to avoid it.

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