When I first started working in mobile crisis, certain things would give me a bump from time to time, like if someone were being sketchy and threatening. I’m not going to say “It’s just another day at the office,” because that would be arrogant, and when I start to feel like that, I should probably quit. But, much of what used to feel threatening just doesn’t anymore.
Over the summer, I went to an amusement park with a friend. I LOVE roller coasters, and as we rode one after the other, I started to have the nagging feeling that something was wrong. It was fun, just not as fun as I remembered. About halfway through the day, I realized that I wasn’t getting an adrenaline rush the way I used to.
Before it happened to me, I never would have believed that it could happen. Since I’m not going to start jumping out of planes or start using meth, I guess I’ll just have to count adrenaline as a fond memory. What gives you a rush of adrenaline?