People, listen up! There are no work emergencies. There are no friend emergencies. And there are no dating emergencies.
The only emergencies that exist are life or death emergencies.
Let’s put it this way: The only 3 a.m. call I want to be getting at this point better be attached to a last-minute flight to Italy with a guy named Paolo waiting for me with wine and Naples pizza at the end of it.
Everything else is just a temporary, pain-in-the-butt inconvenience.
I realize we all have moments, but if you are calling friends with “emergencies” all of the time, you need to check yourself, your choices and your coping strategies. Because, honestly, life is pretty amazing and it doesn’t need to be so hard. Trust me.
If you are constantly riding the roller coaster, most likely you are also building it. Take a moment to look at the story you are telling others. Is it a tale of fun, happiness and adventure? Or is it a sad, upsetting, total downer tale of terror? Why is that? What are you doing to change it?