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I’m sitting by the bank now, doing pretty fine.
But before this, there was the rush.
It always happens like this.
I stop eating my frogs first thing in the morning. And I let my mind hoax me into what-else and what-more.
I add one more to-do to the list. And then another. I start to read three books at the same time, then four. I take up a new project or two and toss in a few dinners too many and a spring cleaning–why not.
I tell myself I’m in control until it’s indisputable that I’m not.
This time around, my body complained first, but I let it slide, and like that, set the recovery of my knee injury back with days.
And since that wasn’t enough of a cry to pull me out, my mind followed with a minor meltdown.
At last, I found myself spat out on the side, left to trace the domino that had pushed me into the tide.
It took a phone call with a friend to catch my breath. And another day to recognize the tile for what it was.
For when things go well, and I’m making my deadlines and striking that list, I like to decide last minute that what I really need is to stall.
But I’m learning to catch myself sooner. Dry up a bit quicker. And pick up the pieces that are still left standing. Even if I fall.
Quote That’s Been On My Mind
If you want to enjoy the rewards of being loved, you also have to submit to the mortifying ordeal of being known. –Tim Kreider, I Wrote This Book Because I Love You