The power of storytelling: Caught in the storm - and happy about it!
Nope, that’s not a metaphor - there actually was a storm and I figured I would make it home before the clouds broke…
But my weather app turned out to be wrong so I had 15 min of walking back to my flat ahead of me in the pouring rain.
I could have thought to myself, “Oh damn, a storm… I’m going to get wet now and ugh, this sucks.”
Yet I chose a different story. I had left my mobile phone at home and only had my wallet with me which might be damaged by water. My groceries would be
fine. My clothes would be fine. I had an umbrella.
So I went with: “Fuck yeah, a storm!” and was grinning all the way back, even as the water ran
up my trousers and soaked my underwear and pooled within my sneakers.
It was so much fun I actually went
back outside after putting down my bags inside my flat (and closing my windows) to stand in the rain some more until I felt a little too chilly for comfort.