Once again, I might not have a ton of time to write, so I’m not gonna get into the fake service dogs or silly sighties just yet. Part of me is feeling quite serious today anyway, because of recent events.
I almost let my fear totally get in the way of my decision and excitement for getting my dog. First, there was all the question about cats and what not, and I completely forgot to remember to listen to Don. He is, after all, the expert, and he told me to make no changes until I speak to the raisers and get my dog. So why was I going crazy about it all? Because that’s who I am, and I will focus on the negative in any situation if I don’t remind myself to keep it simple, stupid. So, I am sticking with Don on all that, and I’ll wait and see what happens.
So that brings me to the freak out about the laptop. I read on blogs and what not that you couldn’t take laptops in carry on, so I freaked out, came up with a possible solution etc, but still freaked out. Then I heard even more horror stories. You can’t get up during the last hour of the flight, etc. I started telling myself not to drink anything the day of the flight because what if I have to pee during the last hour. I started totally freaking out about the flight, and even contemplating cancelling the whole thing. Yep. I thought about just waiting and going in fall when things calm down. That’s how scared listening to people was making me.
I talked to Georgie about it today, because I was feeling better after working some steps on the issue and giving it all over to my higher power, but I was still looking forward to talking to Carol, who just flew on Tuesday.
I spoke with Carol today and there was none of that craziness. None of it. She even had her lighter in her purse. She said it’s all international flights. Domestic flights are just the same as always. Also, Lisa flew on New Year’s Day and was using her laptop. So, hysteria over. This is what I get for listening to rumors. The media and everything have just blown this out of proportion. I’m glad we’re being strict with international flighths because duh, the dude flew in from Amsterdam. So yeah, check international flighths. Not to say someone domestically wouldn’t pull something stupid, which is why I don’t mind being subjected to security, because if I am, so are the idiots. I’ll do your scan or let you feel me up if I know it’s keeping us all safe. But, I need to remember to get my facts before jumping to hysteria, which is what is happening on blogs and email lists. Someone on my list got worried about medication, and I feel her pain, because I was worried about it all too.
When I get my flight info, I will call the airline and make sure of everything, straight from the source. What this has taught me is not to jump to worst case scenario just because others have, to get all the facts, and to remember to trust that any outcome is just what it’s supposed to be.
Other than that, I’m in a great mood today, but have no idea when the next phone call will come in, or if I’m leaving shortly, so I don’t want to get much more involved.
If you’re flying domestically soon, please don’t freak out.
Oh, and I got a lot of help from Katrin’s post about not letting fear get in the way of her decision. Thanks Katrin!