10 weeks ago I was in my study working on some training material for the young people I work with when I heard a sudden bang. It felt more like an explosion, and it really shook me to the core. I did not know what had happened, but I knew it was something bad.

I stood up and moved away from my laptop and crept tentatively to the study door uncertain of what to expect on the other side. I braved it and opened the door to find everything looking exactly how it was before I went into my study. I was slightly confused because the sound seemed to have come from inside my home, and yet nothing seemed to be out of place. I checked every room but nothing, so I decided to go and use the bathroom before returning to my work, the only room I hadn’t checked because it seemed highly unlikely that anything could have fallen to have caused such a bang, but to my shock and horror I found my glass shower door splattered everywhere. It was a shocking sight, and I couldn’t figure out how such an incident could occur without anyone falling heavily against it. I was the only one at home.

Apart from not understanding what had occurred, I was also faced with the task of having to sort it out.

The whole thing was very upsetting, and I didn’t know what to do. It was such a mees!

As I was already in the middle of a very important task, I decided to put a message on Facebook and on one of my social media platforms along with a picture of my shower and ask for help.

Now where am I going with this?

My usual reaction to situations like this would be to panic and get really upset, to say to myself that I don’t need this on top of everything else and think that my world is coming to an end. Yes! I can be a DRAMA QUEEN.

On this occasion however, I decided to take all of my learning through the pandemic as well as the advice that I would normally be happy to dish out to others and remain calm. I didn’t know how I was going to resolve this situation, so the first thing I did was ask for help and then get back to working on my training material. I chose to forget about it for the time being.

I left the bathroom in the same state that I found it until I had finished my task, and then once my daughters returned home we cleaned it up. It was no easy task.

2 days ago, after living without a shower door for 10 weeks, it was fixed. I had actually gotten use to showering without the glass door, although I realised that it needed to be fixed soon before the splashing water ruined the floor tiles.

The lesson I learnt from this, which I would like to share with you is that most incidents that occur in our lives do not need to be made into an event, where we get worked up and stress ourselves out unnecessarily. Most broken things can be fixed, and most problems can be solved. And it isn’t the end of the World.

We need to save our strength and energy for situations that actually need them.

Not every deal is a big deal!