Prompt: Friday, January 17, 2014
Do you think you handle pressure well, or do you usually fall apart?

I believe I handle pressure well. In most situations, I can also remain very calm, while inside the opposite may be happening, when faced with emergencies or harsh situations. I am able to “keep my head” to help.

I’ve had some very interesting experiences, including rescuing a toddler who was trying to cross a busy street when I left for work one day, at my first job! Whew! I had to look for his parents (found a slightly open door). The toddler had managed to open the door and leave without anyone knowing.

(Added 1/18/14: I was thinking about this. When I was walking to my car and I saw the toddler crossing the street, all I could do was drop everything and go after the child. It wasn’t until I got him and we were safe on the sidewalk did I have a bit of panic inside of “what do I do now?”)

I, once, drove a co-worker friend through bad commute to take her to the hospital, because she was about to give birth.  During the drive, I didn’t panic, tried to keep positive, and used my sense of humor to keep things light for her.  She gave birth half an hour after I got her to the hospital.  She always thank me. Her son is now 10 years old.

(That was an intense experience…)