Write about your strongest memory of heart-pounding belly-twisting nervousness: what caused the adrenaline? Was it justified? How did you respond?

wow, i’m so far away from that feeling.  because when you have one that is sooooo huge, the one’s you are “supposed” to have, you just don’t anymore.  like that car that just turned lanes right into us and forced us onto the shoulder this evening.  it didn’t even barely give rise to an extra heartbeat or two.  but, no, the last time was when i was waiting for the police to come and get me, actually.  i knew they were coming even though there was no reason, really, for me to think they were.  i knew they were.

was it justified?  actually, no.  because now that i know what happens, it was much worse in my head than in reality.

how did you respond?  i guess i still am, so the ripple affect of that experience is quite profound, but i also think that it helps me like in the situation this evening driving because i was able to not overreact.

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