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Part 1: Reflective Practice: Think about a negative incident that happened in your life. It could be failing a course, losing a game, having a fight, etc. What happened? I was hit at a red light by a semi-truck on my way from work to school. Why did it happen? It occurred both because the driver of the truck didn’t stop fast enough or alternatively wasn’t aware enough of what was happening around him, but also because I did not see him approach so that I could alter my position before the collision. How did I feel about it? At first, I was just in shock and thought I was fine. After a little while, physically I began to tense up, and as the situation progressed, I found myself more anxious about how the situation unfolded. I was not so injured that it was easy to get time off work, but was injured enough that I was in a considerable amount of pain and my work, any type of work, was compromised which at the time made me feel resentful and angry, while also unbelievable grateful for any help I did receive. What did I learn from it? I learned to not make a decision about something that is traumatic too quickly, and that you do need to sometimes be uncomfortably, assertively, an advocate for your own health and wellbeing where possible. If something isn’t okay, it is because it isn’t, and you shouldn’t always push yourself to do something when it is too much for you. How would I do it next time? Next time, I would be more demanding with my doctor, as well as my work for time off without personal financial consequences. I would respond to my academic situation quicker and not feel like it is my fault that I am behind when I haven’t been assisted in order to be successful. Perhaps, given the situation, it may be better to take the semester off so that I could recover.
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