I just found out something about myself. I’m the take-action-right-away kind of person. I was blasting my music in the bathroom getting ready to shower, and all the sudden I hear loud continuous screams. It sounded like it came from a girl or a woman.
It’s a coincidence that I’m home alone and I hear these screams. But I definitely know that I’m not acting on paranoia since I was able to hear these screams THROUGH my loud music. I had to turn it down!
I got afraid upon hearing all the screams…so I left the bathroom to get my phone in my room and called Steven. Afterwards I went to the kitchen windows, bathroom windows, and front living room windows to look if I can see anything…but it was too dark, even with the house lights on.
My heart feels heavy if I didn’t do anything so I called 911. This is the first time I ever called 911. I told the operator I was getting ready to shower and I heard some screaming near my house and asked if she could send someone to my neighborhood to look around. I wanted everyone to be safe and hoped nothing happened to anyone. She was in compliance and got ready to send someone out.
Even if nothing happened, even if everyone is safe, my heart still feels better calling the police. Otherwise…I would keep asking myself ”what if…I never did this” or “what if…something happened and it’s my fault…?”
Those “what ifs” are heart killers.