Not According to Plan
By Random Chick on September 06, 2011
Do you ever feel like your life suddenly has no trajectory? Do you feel like the things you’ve been trying to make happen, just aren’t happening? Or maybe they’re happening not like you wanted?
Yeah, I’m right there with you.
I’m currently out of work. No projects on the horizon, which means no pay checks.
My book did not sell AT ALL during this big promotion thing I participated in over Labor Day weekend. Not only did I invest money I kinda didn’t have but I made NONE of it back.
I may have to face the music and get a full-time job, which means my dream of writing books and getting paid for it is out the window for a while…and I won’t be able to spend as much time with my kids helping out at their school.
Do you do this too? Do you start piling on the bad stuff that’s going on in your life and completely ignore what is good? It really brings you down, huh? So, even though I wrote all that stuff and it really bums me out. I’m going to stop right there. I’m not going to have a pity party because that only makes me want to eat a dump truck full of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, which will only make me feel worse. Well, after the initial high of consuming massive amounts of sugar.
Here’s what I’m gonna do. I’m going to focus on what is good in my life and do what I can to fix the things that aren’t going well. If you’re down in the dumps and listing all the reasons why your life sucks, you should do the same. There’s gotta be something that is good in your life. You’re alive. That’s good.
The other thing I’m going to do is not fight too hard when things don’t go the way I plan. Do you know why? Because I’ve spend 44 years doing that and it is extremely tiring. If I tallied up the amount of energy and resources I’ve spent whining or strugging against what is…I could probably use it to light every house, with every light on light each house in the U.S. I’m. Too. Tired. To. Fight. Are you?
Let’s just do our best, give ourselves a break, and chill-ax (See, I’m cool because I used that word. My kids use it so I can too. So there).
How can you embrace life when it doesn’t go according to plan?
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