SOOOOoooo this is my 3rd post I’ve started to write. Started with a topic that I got lost in my thought process as I was writing so I stopped and started a new one. The 2nd post was completed and I was super excited to share it, but of course I wanted to add a pic and I accidently closed the app on my iPad prior to saving it… so yeah, I’m frustrated. If you read my post yesterday, you know I don’t believe I’m a writer, so to have day 2 in my writing adventure go so well ?, I seriously want to throw my iPad across the room, but instead, I’m still sitting here, pushing through the temptation to stop and just do something different.
And I really dont know where this post will end up but I’m writing and as I continue to write, my frustration is starting to dissipate. This is exactly what I didn’t want to happen today, but it did and I’m ready to roll with life’s punches because I do desire to become a better writer. Maybe its the frustration to get it done is actually what is my strength that I can celebrate instead of being pissed off and allow this accident to affect how the rest of my day will go.
Life happens. Sometimes things will go as planned and some days they won’t. I think, well lets be honest, I know I like to have control over my life. It’s hard for me to shut that control off, but as I’m learning more about myself, I’m learning that I can only control the things I can control. And sometimes I make mistakes (like closing an app without saving my writing) and I cant beat myself about it. Of course I didn’t mean to do that, but it happened. So what? I’m still alive, I’m still able to write. If anything, I guess I’m proving to myself, that I can write on 3 different topics and I still have ideas on what to write. Ha go figure.
Learning to look for the silver lining in everything has been a joy for me, people believe I’m a very positive person, which I believe I am… but I do that for other people much better than I do it for myself. I’m not one to give myself any grace. Something that I never thought was necessary because honestly I didn’t think I deserved it. But I do… I deserve it as much as the next person, why? Because we are human, and we make mistakes. It’s apart of life.
So if you have accidently closed an app without saving it, I encourage you to give yourself grace. Allow yourself to be human. Becasue without mistakes, life would not be life. Reminds me of that quote about the storm and dancing…. hold on, let me find it.
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Now I realize this isn’t a storm, but I do believe in order to be able to handle that storm, you must practice it daily. Happy Thursday!
UPDATE:: All was not lost… somehow I was able to recover my previous post that I didn’t save! Whoop woop! Check it out here!