This is how today is going for me so far:
It's my last few hours in the office for 10 whole glorious days and everything is deciding to be wonky and difficult and arrrrgggh-no!-that's-not-right!-esque.
I LOVE my job, but the idea of heading east to be with my family for an extended period of time with zippo distractions (family = the one I was born into as well as the one I took 20+ years to create) has put major ants in ma pants. Today and it's hiccups are making a valiant effort to put a damper on my excitement level. Sad face.
But this blog isn't about complaining and it's certainly not about giving a tiny word like "stress" any power. Stress only flexes his muscles when we feed him his GNC approved protein shakes in the form of worry, doubt, fear and general lack of confidence. Sometimes shit just gets screwed up; take a deep breath, figure out how to best fix it and move forward. I know from experience that the more I focus on my "WTF" moments the more I allow them to influence the rest of my day...and I do NOT want the rest of my Friday to continue to unravel. Hello, it's Friday. Fridays are awesome.
As Christine Hassler (one of my favorite life coaches) says in this awesomely simple and poignant piece:
"Change is inevitable. Careers, relationships, money, houses, good times and bad times will come and go. But we have the choice in how we respond to all of those things. As Victor Frankl says in Man's Search for Meaning, "Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom." And when you are free, you can fly."
OK Friday, you've had your fill of kerfuffle. Now it's my turn to take the reigns.