So here's the thing.
When you're an unmarried, solo woman nearing her mid-thirties, you get used to inserting mom and dad as emergency contacts on various forms. I just accept that. No shame. It's fine.
Oh, if I die? Can you please just call my mom and let her know? Thanks.
The RoadID I wear on my wrist every single day literally has "mom" and "dad" listed as emergency contacts. So next time catastrophe strikes during a run, I can imagine the scenario:
"OK her name is Krista. No known allergies. Organ donor. Quick, can someone call... 'dad'?"
But now that I live 2,000 miles away from my literal lifelines, what do I do? In an emergency situation, yes, I imagine I'd need someone to let my parents know because who else is going to, like, care and manage the... things. Luna?
But. Don't I need an actual local person to at least be around to maybe offer some input or... be aware? Or feed my animals?
WHO IS SUPPOSED TO CARE IF I AM IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION?
This is serious. Probably.
I mean, I'll do my best to stay out of emergency situations, but in the meantime I need to get Chicken a cell phone.