You know, we can plan things to the nth degree. We can timetable ourselves down to the minute and have that goal firmly in our sights.
Then life throws us a curve ball, and we just have to put that achievement aside for a bit, and deal with the crisis.
Ask me why I writing about this right now As my regular readers will know, I have been working on the reinvention of The Clearing Space. It’s almost totally ready to go. My Online Business Manager, Leah, has done her bit, and the newly revamped website is looking fantastic! It’s just lacking a little substance in the form of content at the moment. And that all has to come from me.
And I am close, so close.
This time last week I thought we’d be done by the end of the week. But I have learned that things dont always go to plan. I needed to be available for someone going through a painful separation – and that is much more important than my website.
And life does this to us all, doesnt it? You think you are organised and in control – but then wham!
You know, things like sick kids the day you’re meant to be giving an important presentation – making you take stock of your priorities.
Or a family member in need. And you just need to be there for them – for as long as it takes.
Or you get sick or injure yourself, and suddenly you’re laid up – unable to work until you relax enough to recuperate.
And yes, these times can be extremely frustrating. And you can get very anxious about the things you’re not doing. But really – all you can do is relax and take things as they come. Life is showing you what you need to be doing right now. Fighting it is counter-productive.
I always like to think that there is a reason things like this happen, and that it is the universe telling me something, or having me learn some lesson.
Last week, I needed to know that family is more important than work. That is non-negotiable and if I did not honour that, I would not be who I am. Maybe I also needed to learn the lesson of patience (again!!!) and letting things unfold in their own time.