Devils in the Box
Sometimes on my way to work I get anxiety from the calls that will come that day. It’s funny because I never used to feel that way. I’ve been a paramedic for 15 years and now I get anxiety? For the first 2 years as a new medic I crapped my pants every time the tones went off, then for the next 10 years I had all the confidence in the world. Now I feel my confidence slipping, why? I know it’s all in my head, I have no issues actually running calls. Maybe the anxiety is from something else, it comes and goes but when it’s there it’s just terrible. Maybe my devils in the box are just starting to overflow.
From Emergency Response Portraits