Posted tagged ‘letting go’

Taking a Sick Day

January 28, 2009

Yes folks, I called in sick this morning. This was a multi-faceted decision which was made based on the following three major factors; 1) Betty has some kind of UTI, so she has to wake up three or four times a night to go to the bathroom. It’s not her fault. I’ve got her on the vet-recommended tomato soup remedy, which luckily she loves and is making a difference, but we aren’t out of the woods yet. So sleep was not consistent. 2) Further adding to #1 is the no heat/no window one-two combo punch served up by the awesome building I live in and their ongoing construction. It was frickin freezing in my room last night. And finally, 3) Roomie has been very, very sick for over a week now and needs help driving to┬áher doctor appointment this afternoon.

SO I figured I could either go in to work for a few hours, or take the day off and catch up on the work that feeds my soul, get some sleep and help my friend. There are a lot of decisions shaking out in my life over the next few weeks. It will be interesting to see what direction I head in from here. But no matter the direction, I’m trying to fly loose and fast so I’m adaptable and open to all the opportunities around me.

And today’s quote is keeping in line with that thought. Goals are great. Just remember to hold how the outcome looks loosely. As with everything and everyone – when you let things be as they are, instead of trying to force them to be what you think they should, you can enjoy life a lot more. I’ve learned that the hard way more then once and it’s nice to be relaxing into letting things be. I think that’s why I’ve felt so much happier and lighter lately. I’ve really been trying to stop taking life so damn seriously. It’s supposed to be fun and enjoyed. It would be like pounding a vintage bottle of wine to get through it. Blasphemy. It’s made to be sipped, savored, tasted and thoroughly enjoyed through all the senses.

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

-Joseph Campbell

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