|not our actual furnace guy, though this guy looks like a cross between a presidential candidate and Burt Bacharach. He also looks like he needs to find a toilet soon.|
We all expect Thanksgiving to be relaxing, don't we? I mean, the vacation itself.
We plan on just "hanging out", but then we put too many expectations on ourselves and it turns into a free-for-all of guilt and "I should get this done, do that, go there."
Life is a lot more freeing when you take your hands off of the handlebars and just let things happen.
We're all along for the ride. Bet you didn't know that.
We were just starting to build up our "emergency fund" again after paying off Scott's student loans (Yay, debt-free!).
The furnace didn't get the memo and decided to break. There went our fund. When I say, "We don't have any money!" I really mean it!
That takes us off the hook for buying lots of Christmas presents for everyone this year. Personalized calendars all around!
This morning I got a call from a guy who called back and wanted to give us a bid for his services. We had already decided on the first guy. The second guy said, "Well, I would have loved to give you a bid." I apologized and said I hadn't heard back from him, and he said, "So be it." and hung up in my ear.
I got off the phone and started crying. ??!! When will I stop being a people-pleaser? Dude, GET A GRIP. He sounded like a jerk anyway. I called my mom and asked her why, at 32 years of age, I am still a people-pleaser. She said, "because you have a soft heart."
I'm working on becoming comfortable with being less, doing less, expecting less out of others and myself. Instead of worrying whether or not someone likes me, or if my house was clean enough or if so-and-so thinks this or that, I'm working more on just not giving a flying flapper-doodle. You don't like me? Great. Take a number!
What are you working on right now?