Message Received: Simplify, Be Patient

Posted: 07/13/2012 in Uncategorized

Today is being one of *those* days, where I could be all huff ‘n kerfuffled.

  • A laptop upgrade at work that should have barely interrupted my day ended up taking 3-1/2 hours of completely non-productive time – unless you count drinking coffee and eating breakfast on your work to-do list.
  • When I got my new laptop, all my files were preserved – and my favorites – but all of my feeds were wiped out. I’d forgotten to create some way to preserve that list. So, roughly half the shit that I waste my time on when I should be working is gone. About 30 decent blogs – deleted.
  •  I landed a jump slightly off in bootcamp this morning – something weird happens when I land backwards – and my upper back blew up. Not so bad as the last time it happened (3 weeks ago), but definitely a problem and a warning shot of pain over the bower telling me that if I dared handle it like I did last time (finishing the workout), there would be consequences. Last time I spent the entire day icing my back and sitting on the couch. Today I can still move pretty well, but it still hurts.
  • My bank called to tell me that they’ve redesigned their checking account types and my account type no longer exists. They need me to come in and discuss my options – and it might not be free anymore but that maybe it still will be, we’ll see. I don’t think I’ve actually walked into a banking center in more than 2 years.

I could stomp and huff and puff and cry to myself about how these things always happen when my chiropractor is closed on Friday, and that corporate greed is about to start charging me for checking again, and damn! some of those blogs were pretty inspiring.

Instead, I reminded myself that I still got in a good workout before the back thing & had a good time at the gym this morning. I was pretty sore before we even started – so my body could probably use the rest. The fact that I can recall off the top of my head only 5 of those 30 or so blogs that I mass ‘unsubscribed’ too probably means I wasn’t gaining much from them anyway. Time to simplify. I have a brand new laptop, instead of a refurbished one. And the downtime from the computer upgrade left me with a shiney, clean Lysol-smelling desk – as well as gave me some valuable time to talk to a colleague about possible career paths.

I’m getting my hair cut later, and with the luck I’m having today, I’ll end up bald. I should probably reschedule. But I’ve printed off some photos of what I want done and if I end up bald, well – there’s a rite of passage in India that involves shaving your head. I’ve always been curious about what that would be like. It’s hair. It usually grows back, and it wouldn’t be the first bad haircut I’ve had in my life.

I can spend time bitching about these petty first-world problems, or I can just accept that life does not adhere to my ways and agendas all the time, every day. It changes and it challenges. It also laughs at plans laid out with precision. I am healthy, and employed, and I have enough money in my pocket to take me to the salon today, then grab onto a bit of date night with the husband. I am a lucky girl.

  1. CultFit says:

    Not only are you lucky … So is your hubby 😉 Have fun today!

  2. lol, hope you’re not bald! 🙂
    That’s interesting that the bank is asking you to come in, usually when a program changes they just grandfather you into your current program, maybe their computer systems are changing too.
    Hope the rest of your day went better!


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