How many times you pick up (or download) a book to improve your life (like getting organized) only to have the excitement last all of 15 minutes – once the realities of life set in. You know what I’m talking about. Those little things that happen and seem to prove that the universe is working against you.
“Oh look!” you say, “I love this book! If I do what it says, I may actually have some time to do something useful, other than running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off!”
You feel inspired, ready to go! The light at the end of the tunnel! Freedom is so close, you can almost taste it! Look out life, here you come!
Then… one of your kids walks over and half way through “Mom, I don’t feel so well,” she vomits all over your new book, or worse, all over your laptop – and there’s no way you have the money to replace it, and it’s unlikely you’ll be getting to the library anytime soon.
“That’s okay,” you say, still trying to hang on to that feeling.
Then you jot down the few things you do remember in a notebook which you end up losing in the mess that you bought the book for in the first place. Then you find out that the form of birth control you were using failed, and while you are excited for this “pleasant surprise” you very well know that once that bundle of joy shows up, it will a little while before you can get ahead in anything, at least not at the expense of something, or someone.
That’s what it has been like for the past several years. Okay, not really. I still have my laptop, (although I did break my tablet) but I did end up losing that book as soon as I got home from our yearly trip to Illinois – in 2008.
If it weren’t for our pleasant surprise (read, unexpected pregnancy) I guess I would have never found it, as Mike emptied out the spare room to make room for an eventual temporary bedroom for when the time comes. I came across it while desperately going through and eliminating the stuff that’s now in the dining room.
I’ve skimmed through it again, and now that I’m over this cold (sort of), I feel like I can take on the world! Now, if you excuse me, I have to put some sort shield over my laptop.