This to me feels a little like denial, if I’m honest. Isn’t that the definition of acting like something wasn’t as bad as it seemed? Or perhaps I’m just too pessimistic. Anyway, here goes:
1. My car broke down on my way home from the airport last week. I had to order parts that were delayed due to weather and drove a very slow car for most of the week, which provoked a lot of drivers.
Why I love it: it reminded me how I need to take better care of my car and the new parts have given it a boost and I appreciate being able to drive normal speed now that it’s fixed.
2. One of the parts I ordered was too big and now I have to send it back, and pay for postage.
Why I love it: I know now what the exact size of the part I need in the future. Lucky my brother-in-law had a used one which will keep me going until I get the right one. The postage is a pain but a minor inconvenience.
3. I neglected my morning pages a lot this past week (including today). I just don’t have the energy to pull myself up, which is due to my awful sleep schedule.
Why I love it: it demonstrates my need to go to bed earlier and be more consistent. Once I achieve this I’ll be able to do my morning pages without giving into the dreaded snooze button.
4. I fell out with my fiancé over a doormat. That’s right! A doormat! He didn’t like it for some weird reason and I just lost it. I hate arguing.
Why I love it: this major transition happening in our lives right now is bound to mess with our moods so it’s better to get the little annoyances out in the open lest they bubble up and explode and cause irreparable damage.
5. I had to clean up a pretty awful mess courtesy of my dogs yesterday morning which threw my whole routine. I wound up in a mood for much of the morning.
Why I love it: no one died and my boss’s head didn’t explode when I showed up a little later than usual (I’m on flexi-time anyway). There’s nothing wrong with straying from my routine now and then.
So…does that sound like denial to you?