In my sessions, my therapist keeps mentioning that I need to “rebuild my resilience.”
And honestly, I had no fucking clue what that even meant until I was playing Overwatch a little while ago.
So I’m in the middle of this fight, I’m playing Brigitte (I LOVE HER, OKAY) and I decide it’s the perfect time to pop my ult.
“ARMORING YOU UP”
Is it weird to have a personal epiphany caused by the voice line in a video game?
Well, who cares.
The more I think on it, the more I realize I should have recognized sooner what my therapist was telling me. But, you know what, I didn’t. I’m honestly just glad I recognized it at all.
I mean, resilience basically means “toughness.” Wanna know what’s tough?
So I’m on my way to armoring up; my cooldown may be active right now and I’ve got a few seconds left before I’ve got that armor available again (I started the analogy and now I can’t stop, help!) But soon I’ll be able to use the armor again. And dammit, I’m ready.
I’m ready to be able to take on any situation that life throws at me; I’m ready to be able to take criticism and grow from it; I’m ready to be able to do the things I love again and actually enjoy them.
I’m ready to armor up.