A Little of This and A Little of That…

Daily writing prompt
What makes you nervous?


I get a little nervous about a little of this and a little of that. Any time I have to go out I get nervous because I have to deal with people and try to get things done as quickly as possible. If you have to deal with chronic pain and mobility issues or any chronic illness, then you’ll understand that. 

When the phone rings I get nervous because I always think, “Now what? What will I have to deal with now?” Thankfully, the phone doesn’t ring often.

When I have to deal with doctors, insurance companies…you know, that bureaucratic bullshit…I get nervous. 

When there’s a knock on the door I get a little nervous. If it’s not a delivery then who knows what I’ll have to deal with. Yesterday, a hunter came to my door asking to go on our property to hunt a big turkey he saw from the road. I thanked him for asking and that no, he couldn’t go on our property and kill an animal. It makes me nervous to think about a stray bullet zooming by my head (or Dad’s) if I/we step outside for a few minutes.

You probably think, “Those are just little things, why so nervous?” but those are just a few of the things that make me nervous. As I mentioned before, if you have a chronic illness then you’ll understand. I struggle with everything so any time I have to do something out of the norm, I get nervous. It takes so much out of a person who can’t get their body to cooperate. It’s just plain hard and it makes me nervous.

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