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_refugee_  ·  2250 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tell me a (yes-that-actually-happened) story.

Most of my yes-that-actually-happened stories are terribly depressing underneath the humor.





swedishbadgergirl  ·  2250 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I just told my most depressing one.

thenewgreen  ·  2250 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm glad you made it back, that's an amazing experience. Has it changed you? Do you feel like you appreciate life more or anything like that? Do you find that you are much more cautious now about the weather and natures ability to kick our asses?

swedishbadgergirl  ·  2250 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, it definitely changed me. Before I thought, well there is no way to make this sound good. I was a bit suicidal and I really thought that I didn't want to live and that I would in a crisis situation just lay down and die.

Unfortunately the experience has filled me with a bit of hubris, I think I'm less cautious actually but taht is also kind of a good thing. I've always been very anxious about everything and now sometimes I can just tell my self that "You'll survive this stupid presentation - you once walked your way out of a forest."

thenewgreen  ·  2250 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    "You'll survive this stupid presentation - you once walked your way out of a forest."
-That is awesome! What a great take-away from a bad situation. It's nice to know what you are capable of, isn't it?
swedishbadgergirl  ·  2250 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It can be very comforting.

user-inactivated  ·  2250 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hell of a confidence booster, anyway. Funny how problems look solvable when you save yourself from death.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  2250 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, that's true.

user-inactivated  ·  2250 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Would it be inappropriate to ask for one?