After a rather rough day at work recently I called my mom on the way home and as soon as she picked up the phone I blurted out something similar to the following: “Remember when my most challenging decision of the day was whether to eat the cinnamon pop tart or the smores pop tart? Ya, I miss those days?” Mom just laughed and told me it would all be alright.
I do miss those days. In retrospect I now realize how things were so simple. Now I face decisions that are much more stressful and can throw my whole world for a loop. In March we started looking at homes to purchase. Oh, now that’s stressful! I’ve never had problems saying yes to a rental, but a home for purchase is a whole different story. Then there is the daily stress of work and the stress of trying to keep up with friends as our schedules all keep getting busier.
Running is nice and peaceful, but I’ll admit that even that causes some stress in my life. When I think about how much time I’ll need to run a few days a week then I realize how that is time that I’m not spending cleaning the house, cooking dinner or making sure Coda is getting attention. Things were easier when decisions revolved around overly sugared breakfast choices and I’m not ashamed to admit I wish that it could all be that easy again.
I’ve let myself keep getting sucked back into a stressful state and it’s time to do something about it. I can’t do anything about how long the home buying process will take, so it’s time to stop worrying about it. We’ll get the house if it is meant to be or we won’t and we’ll go back to looking. I’m putting everything in the hands of fate. I’ve always believed that everything happens for a reason, so now it is time to stop worrying about what happens before I lose my sanity.
Instead I’m going to take on some more peaceful DIY crafting projects to distract myself. With the coupons I used on my last projects I paid only about a third of what I would have paid to buy the dresses. That seems totally worth the time and effort to me. Looks like it is time to search the pattern catalogs to see what will be my next targeted creation. The infinity dress was so easy I feel like nothing can stop me now. That was the perfect project to get me back into the swing of things. I’ll post pictures soon of the second dress I wore just recently to a more formal function.