After waking up at 4am to fluttering noises, I spied a blurry bat flying around my bed. I dipped and ducked my way into the living room to knock on my new roommates’ door. J sluggishly responds and rescues my glasses, keys & shoes. Minutes later ‘Bobby the Bat’ was quietly tucked inside my closet.
One year later I decided to revisit this experience and put myself in his claws. Here are four ideas about dealing with the battiness of life.
- Don’t stress yourself out. Flying around in unfamiliar places can feel frustrating. It’s perfectly fine to take a moment to hide behind a curtain and breathe.
- Bobby was unable to ask Siri for directions to his bat cave. Luckily humans can call or text their closest friends and family and seek guidance .
- Reference your instincts. I’m pretty sure Bobby, the night adweller had his heart set on going home. In a room full of light he remembered his instincts and flew in my closet.
- Remember, when you feel bat shit crazy take a moment to back it up, assess the situation and make time to move on.
FYI: No bats were hurt in this situation. My roommate strongly advised against pepper spraying Bobby the Bat.
May 2017, my aunt & I traveled to the Bahamas for her birthday. It was filled with fun-filled & family oriented experience. Here are some thoughts about my first out of the country traveling experience.
- Pack and comfortably.
- Always be prepared for obstacles.
- Be organized.
- Read the fine print.
- Be early! Time is rarely on your side.
- Safety first. Always.
- Negative forces will prevent you from having a good time. Ignore them
- Try something different everyday.
- Enjoy your experience & live in the moment.
- If you spend more than 10-15 minutes talking to a person you are no longer strangers.
- Take notes & write things down.
- Ask questions to help you navigate your way.
- Always be prepared.
- Make wise and smart decisions.
- Distance yourself from drama.
- Feel liberated.
- Plan in advance for your next trip.
- Share your experience with others.
There was a mind numbing, uncontrollable car horn beeping across the street today.
I watched people drive through the noise.
Beep at the noise.
People continued to walk past the cars while I screamed from my room.
No one could hear me. I decided to go outside and figure out the owner of the culprit car.
Which one of you mind piercing, headache bearing, four-wheeled boxes could make such a noise?
I approached the three vehicles and discovered it was the middle car!
What has this taught me and how can I possibly grow from this?
- Noises in life are meant to distract you.
- Everyone reacts to the same situation in a different way.
- It doesn’t matter how many times you watch a situation, something can be done about it and eventually it will stop.
In conclusion, my eye twitches anytime I hear car horns outside.