I try very hard to be self-sufficient.  I can open my own doors, I'm great at opening jars.  I can change a tire, I can take something apart to see what's wrong, and I can (usually) put it back together.  I can buy a car, or nice jewelry or furniture without drama. I can kill spiders, I can dispose of dead animals. 

Animal Disposal System

I know basic home maintenance skills.  I can operate a handful of tools, cook meals and shop on a budget.  I can write a bread and butter note, a message of condolence, and a resume cover letter. 

It's important to me to be able to get through my life without being a damsel in distress.  I don't mind a little distress, it's just that I want to be able to handle it on my own, and not have to cry for help.

But, sometimes you have to ask for help.

Today, I had a case of the sometimes.

I went to the hardware store for lunch, and when I came out, the car wouldn't start.  It cranks, I just can't get it to catch.  So, that's awesome.  I emailed my colleagues and asked if one of them could come get me.  Yes, it was a short walk, but I was wearing my boots, and I was already running super late.  So the other trainer came to get me.  I messaged my husband, and he offered to get me from work, then take a look at the car together. So, we tried a few things, and - no go.  I'll call tomorrow to get it towed to the dealership, and let them deal with it.

The good news is, we have the truck, so I have a back-up way to get to the office tomorrow. 

So, although I don't like being a damsel in distress, it's nice to know that when I am, I have some knights in shining armor who have my back.