I got myself all worked up for nothing. The other person's response silenced me. "No worries! It happens. Thanks for the heads-up." That's it? I thought. You aren't going to berate me? I was totally baffled. Grateful, but baffled. I've been replaying this in my head ever since. Why did I have this idea that the other person had an opinion of me that I seem to have misinterpreted?
There are a few possibilities.
- My interpretation of prior events is not the other person's interpretation of prior events.
- My interpretation of the past is accurate, but this wasn't worth pursuing. It really wasn't a big deal.
- In the past, the other person was going through a rough time, and I happened to be the recipient of stress. (I have no idea if this was the case.)
- I've gotten better at communicating.
I think the reason I keep going over this is because I might have avoided the days of anxiety. In retrospect, everything looks different, and I want to use this experience for learning. I don't think I will ever know exactly what just happened, but I sure am glad it turned out the way it did. It will help me remember to always maintain perspective and just do what needs to be done.