Let’s Talk Business – Sickness and Death Edition (it’s not as scary as it sounds)

Currently working with a 102 degree fever.

There’s two things I hate that I sometimes do.  Sound like a broken record, and complain.  Life is no joke, we know this.  However, I can’t help but kind of sound like a broken record, because lately, things have been really unpredictable in my life, and it’s gotten in the way (so I thought) of progressing in my career.

As some of you know, last week I was complaining because Leif got sick, and for the 10th week in a row, I couldn’t work a full week.  We’ve had deaths in the family, the holidays, and lots of bad colds.  It’s been tough.

I really love my kids, and I really love my job, but at the age they are, it’s 100% possible for me to be productive and make enough money when they’re home with me.  I’m self employed, so I don’t get no paid sick days.

All along, while this is going on, I keep thinking, there’s got to be some lesson here, and as soon as I learn it, things will get easier!  Well, I think that’s partly true, there is a lesson, and in fact I think it’s multiple lessons, and things might get easier, but easier isn’t necessarily better.

Stay with me.

So far I’ve learned to laugh in the face of misfortune.  Just throw up your hands and make the most of it.  Try not to let it eat away at you, and keep on trying.  I’ve also learned that these roadblocks are teaching me to make the most of my time.

When I first lost my job and dove in to starting my own business again, I was enjoying the perks of self employment, a little too much.  I spent a good portion of the morning, let’s just say, taking really good care of myself, in an effort to prepare myself for an afternoon full of productivity.  Well, the truth is, I was being a little lazy, and by the afternoon, I wasn’t all that motivated to get going.

Now that I know that it’s likely my schedule will get messed up due to some unforseen mishap, I’ve really learned to make the best use of my time.  I’ve LITERALLY been working since 8:30 this morning, and I’m so excited to see how much got done today!

So, what I’m trying to say, in all my rambling, is that sometimes we ask for things.  Some pray, some ask the universe, some manifest, whatever.  We all express a desire for something at some point or another.

When we ask, we’re usually given some opportunities to make it happen.

We also may be given stumbling blocks to sort of keep that goal just out of reach, and that can be extremely frustrating!  But, eventually we’ll learn how to work around those stumbling blocks, and then we get what we want (and what we want may change in that process), and also have skills to keep on moving forward into the future.

So really, those mishaps are good for us, so we should embrace them as part of the process.

Whew.  That’s enough preachiness for one day.  Back to work!


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