It’s okay to stuff up!

IMG_5669
This term has seen us hit the ground running. I thought I was on top of things, planning the weeks in advance in my diary and calendar. Attempting to sort through email. However, when more assignments come in, and appointments are running late, it all goes to hell. I noticed I had a heap of unanswered messages in my ‘Others’ folder on Facebook. Some were important, and not just from yucky old men who thought I was “lovely.” I no sooner had handled these unexpected messages, than the email box filled up, then Twitter, then Pinterest, then Facebook… I felt like Lucille Ball at her chocolate factory gig.

Getting through one task, then something else demands your time and energy. I still held onto the fantasy that I had it all under control. My endocrinologist advised that I need to slow down, and spend an hour each day exercising. I need to take preventative measures for my health. It all sounded great, and heck, my doctor said I could stop once in a while. It was prescribed.

That was until I discovered I had lost a whole day! I thought it was the 2nd Feb, when it was actually the 3rd! “You are only a day late,” a snooty receptionist snarled when I ventured into my appointment. Crap! I had missed a whole bunch of things. I glanced at my phone. On top of the 500 emails waiting to be read was one notifying me that an old friend had passed away. I teared up, and my daughter hugged me. “Just because you lost a day this time, doesn’t mean you will do it again,” she consoled. “You just need to prioritize and think about what is important in your day.” Such wise words. How did she get so mature and clever? She is right. I feel like I can’t stay on top of everything, no matter how much I try. I want to be a terrific friend, a fabulous mother, a consistent writer and respond to all messages swiftly. It is entirely unrealistic though. I can only do my best. We can only do our best. I believe intention is most powerful. My friends know that they are loved and will wait for me. My daughter adores her eccentric mother…

My friend Russell was a curmudgeonly former newspaper editor. We had some great times throughout the years. He was of an older age when he passed, but gee those years of life still zoomed by. My daughter is right (as is my endocrinologist). Slow down, breathe, walk and prioritize. Even it means losing a whole day now and again. The appointments were rescheduled. I was forgiven, and it wasn’t the end of the world.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “It’s okay to stuff up!

Add yours

  1. Lizzie is so wise, what a beautiful little soul! I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, too. Sending big hugs and all my love your way!

    I needed this reminder today that it’s okay to fall down, thank you for your inspiration! xx

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

A WordPress.com Website.

Up ↑

News

Food delicious hungry snacks dessert healthy News

Social Spiker Blog

Embracing Viral Social Media to Market Yourself and Your Business Online

backpage-brighton a must visit place..!!

The multiple categories of Brighton backpage will help users to select the related category to their business by which the ad will be posted at the right place and the only right user can reach up to that ads. A targeted Audience will result in the improvement of your business. Just click: https://www.ehotpage.com/backpage-brighton/

Softiview

Be Your Healthiest Version!!

Something So True

Express who you are, but never forget who you are!

New Lune

A blog full of tips, inspiration and freebies!

Alphe's Corner

Recipes, DIY, health, random lifestyle thoughts & more.

Plucking Of My Heartstrings

Blogging on a variety of things that pluck at the hearts' emotions & more

The Godly Chic Diaries

BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH

WaterCoolerRealEstate.com

Buyers. Sellers. Investors!

EvrHub

Find Your Number

Live Love Quiz

Quizzes and Articles to help you discover more about life and love

tvipad8

Just another WordPress.com site

Viral Images

viral quotes and pictures

The Journey of My Left Foot (whilst remembering my son)

I have Malignant Melanoma, my son had Testicular Cancer

%d bloggers like this: