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It Goes On

2014 April 22


This has been one of those days (one of those weeks, actually) that tests you.

That puts you through the ringer just to spit you out the other end.

Not only have I been insanely busy with important work obligations, but I have been sick as a dog, my son has decided to give up napping, my husband has been called across the country on a last-minute business trip and I can’t taste my coffee…or my wine.

Today I was exhausted and stressed and typically, I would handle that by curling up into a ball of bitchy and calling it a day.

But for some reason, somehow, I didn’t have that in me.

The traffic jam that was making me late for a client event was out of my hands. The sleepless night I had could only mean tonight will be sleep-full. The brief conversation I had with an acquaintance that left me feeling a little uncomfortable…that was her issue, not mine.

I had a surprisingly zen approach to a very un-zen like couple of days and I realized yet again that while what the universe was throwing my way may be in its control, how I choose to deal with it is in mine.

And I chose, for the most part, to take it in stride. To understand that some days (and nights) are tougher than others. That some projects aren’t always perfect. That some people are just not your type.

And that life goes on, regardless.

That whether or not I choose to curse at the traffic gods and panic over a missed deadline or simply look at it all with a little smile and a calm demeanor is entirely up to me.

I am turning 36 next week and I have spent a better part of those 36 years being anxious and stressed about the small, insignificant daily obstacles that – at the end of the day – have been nothing but little bumps in my road.

And now that I see them as nothing more (remember: big deal or little problem?), the road ahead looks much smoother.

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8 Responses leave one →
  1. Kate Ann permalink
    April 22, 2014

    I have so much enjoyed your posts, especially the last few weeks. Sorry things have been not great, but love how you choose to deal.

    • WWGD permalink*
      April 23, 2014

      Thanks so much for the kind words – a good dose of perspective always helps đŸ™‚

  2. April 23, 2014

    Hang in there! Way to keep a great perspective, and really start doing a salty throat gargle every hour!

    • WWGD permalink*
      April 23, 2014

      Thank you! And yes, need to try to replace the coffee with a salt gargle! đŸ˜‰

  3. April 23, 2014

    I’ve been a lurker on your blog for a while (found you through Lindsey)but I wanted to thank you for writing this. I too get anxious about little things and panicked by awkward conversations. Thank you for reminding me what is my responsibility. I hope you feel better!!

    • WWGD permalink*
      April 23, 2014

      Aw, thanks so much for taking the time to write. Appreciate it so much. xx

  4. Shawn permalink
    April 24, 2014

    I just love you for saying this. It has been a hard week all around and your words are really encouraging. Thanks for being positive!

  5. April 27, 2014

    You have taught me so many things! I think it’s a testament to how strong and insightful you’ve become that you were able to get through your bad week with such aplomb. Hopefully the weeks to come will be better. đŸ™‚

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