Today was a crazy day. Not only did I ruin my phone yesterday, my debit card was compromised last week so they cancelled it and a new one is on the way. But I had bills to pay immediately, and I needed to be at the barn mid-morning...anyway, all turned out well. After much running around, everything that needed to be done was done. I was able to push my 4p.m. work meeting to tomorrow, decided to skip a monthly networking event that I always enjoy in favor of dealing with getting a new phone tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed.
We had a great time. The two people who met me there both have experience with horses, so it was really casual. We tacked up Mr. Jones, then hung out in the arena while they took turns riding. Really, really fun! I think each of them will come back. I like being out there by myself, but it's also fun to just hang out, chat, and play with horses.
I'm dead tired. Add the usual dinner/homework/bedtime routine to the day and it makes for a long one. But, I noticed something about how I responded to the bank and phone nuisances. I didn't get mired in thoughts around how life was difficult and I wanted things to be easy for once. I just knew it would all work out. So I went about my business, taking the steps I needed to take, and then some extra steps because much didn't go to plan. And lo and behold, it all worked out without me feeling stressed and put upon. I had to rearrange a few things, but all is well.
I had a fun day. Really. I've started to think about life as an adventure. Like when my car broke down on a mountainside with S. I don't know why, but I knew all would be fine. And it was. The right guy showed up at the right time and called the right help....and I for one had one of the more entertaining mini-trips in recent memory. I remembered that feeling today, and held it loosely as I moved through the day. I knew it would all be fine. Even though I didn't know how.
I honestly believe that by knowing something is possible, and focusing on the good things that can happen, rather than getting mired in fear and anxiety, that you can create the experience you want. Even if it's just all attitude, who cares? I'm going to have the experience; how do I want that experience to look to myself? Drudgery and worry are way less fun than waiting curiously to see how it all turns out.