I am frightened easily. I don’t watch scary movies (as in I have never actually seen a real scary movie because the previews do a pretty darn fantastic job of scaring the living daylights out of me). Anyone that knows me well enough is very aware of how jumpy I can be. Apparently I am very entertaining to scare. Half of the time, people don’t even have to try.  Just a couple of days ago, I just about had a heart attack thanks to my landlord. I was in the driveway vacuuming my car out. I had music playing and I was In. The. Zone. All of a sudden I here someone talking and I look up and see my landlord. She was just trying to say hello and I greeted her with a scream and face both resembling something of a terrified monkey. Oh boy was that embarrassing.

Are you ready for the point of this story? There is always a point to my random anecdotes.

I don’t know about you, but I become very tense when I am thrown off guard. As a planner (a psycho planner), I expect the timeline of my original plans to go smoothly. When complications arise I begin to feel the feelings of what a terrified monkey would feel all over again. Here is the problem with that:

First off, I think that half of my life I’d be screaming out of sheer terror of the unexpected “plans changed” and “what the heck do we do now” situations that come up ALL the time.

Secondly, I’d be out of breath from all that screaming and that is just no way to live.

I’m going to approach the startling changes in my plans differently by attempting to embrace the new possibilities that can arise from them. Maybe there is a fading friendship or a rocky relationship that you didn’t expect to say goodbye to. I’ve been there. Don’t be frightened of the changes that jump out at you. Try embracing it. It will also be a lot less embarrassing that way too. Just sayin’.




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