Bloggers have the choice as to what they share on their blog, it’s essentially their online diary that’s open for the public to read and later to comment upon. Thus, it’s easy for the life of a blogger to appear like daisies and roses, full of marvelous, fabulous, and wonderful experiences. But in reality, we’re all human and we all have our ups and downs, moments of laughter and frustrations, and last night I had my own.
I felt blindsided. It was literally moments after I hit publish after yesterday’s post , while I was enjoying the fire that Ryan had built. He was rooting for the Redskins and I was thinking about how marvelous our day date was at Wegmans and the movies. And then all of a sudden my smile turned into a frown and I wanted to crawl into a cave. I usually am so on top of things but this was something that was bigger than my color-coded planner. It was out of my control. I thought I knew but I was wrong. I felt embarrassed and hurt, humiliated and mortified.
But thankfully, I have a loving husband who stands by his vows “…to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.” He tried everything he could to make me shake it off and to move on. Despite his kind words and support, I spent last night and this morning pitying myself. I hardly slept due to my mind racing with worried thoughts. That is until after breakfast when I sat down and outlined a plan. If only I had done that 12 hours sooner.
It truly does not make a difference to y’all what happened [note: no one is or was hurt], but what does matter is what I’ve realized. We’re all human and we make mistakes. Surprises are just that, unpredictable and unforeseen events. I cannot always be in control, no matter how hard I try, somethings are out of my control. Mistakes are a part of learning. And like I said last week, one of my goals this year is to learn from my experiences. Without a doubt, I have learned A LOT from this experience and that is marvelous.
I had sweeter, more marvelous thoughts on my mind for today’s Marvelous in My Monday post yesterday before this snafu happened, such as how my pancake obsession has transformed into an oatcake obsession, or how Charlie looks like a lemur because of his new haircut, or about what Ryan and I are planning to do on our honeymoon cruise, but those thoughts will be saved for a fluffier, less dense day
Question: How do you deal with stressful situations?