Are you like me and can’t get back to the East Coast before school starts this week? Did you watch the news all day Saturday saying, “It’s fine. It won’t be that bad. Last year Juno was all talk and no results”? I was saying things like that all day trying to convince my family (and myself) that I would still be flying out to NYC on Sunday. Well, right now I’m sitting in my parents' kitchen typing this, so you know it didn’t work out the way I had hoped. So here are the seven stages from panic to acceptance that happened when I found out my flight had been canceled.
1. Immediate Panic
"Nooo.” Internal cursing ensues.
Refreshes airline website a million times.
“I can’t believe this is happening to me! Why didn’t I change my flight to before the storm?! I knew this would happen” More internal cursing.
“Okay, it’s fine. I can’t control the weather. My professors will understand. It’s all good.”
5. More Panic
“AHHHHH!! But what if I miss something incredibly important?! What if I can’t get back ever?”
6. Many Phone Calls
Calls the airline. Calls friends in NYC. Calls ALL of my family members. Calls, calls, calls...
7. Actual Acceptance
“Welp. Nothing left to do.” Writes this article. Hangs out with family. Applies to jobs. Does actual work.