I was ready. I’ve worked hard over the last couple of weeks to study for this class. I had my state exam scheduled and paid for this Friday. I was ready.
But life has other plans for me this week. What, I do not know. I tried to Zoom the class since the storm dumped too much snow for me to get from A to B, but my internet is too slow. I live in the boonies and am offered only one internet service which isn’t all that great. You’d think in this day and age of technology…….anyway, I was beyond frustrated. I had no other choice but to cancel. I cannot reschedule for another 6 weeks.
So after a good cry and a nap, I went outside to try to clear my driveway. That didn’t work well either. My daughter used a shovel and I used a push broom which didn’t work too bad since its a dry snow. But…there’s just too much of it.
So I decided to stop and enjoy the beautiful scenery instead. It really is a winter wonderland today and the sun made the snow glisten. We haven’t had this much snow since January of 2014, which was the first winter on my own. It’s very cold but the sun made me feel warm. Such a welcomed friend. I took several pictures to use for future blog posts. This post, in fact. That’s a another favorite pastime of mine…taking pictures for blog posts.
We don’t always understand the timing of things. I guess we just need to roll with it and do the best we can with each circumstance that doesn’t go our way. Is there a lesson to be learned? Yes and no. If you can pull something from this, fine. But if not, that’s okay too. Life is just life. It’s on a roll all of it’s own. Hey, I could still be in the house crying and believing that life is just so unfair to me but that’s not right either. Nor is it healthy.
I will admit that lyrics from a Maroon 5 song kept ringing through my head.
Every night you cry yourself to sleep
Thinking, “Why does this happen to me?
Why does every moment have to be so hard?
But it’s all good. I’ll get my class finished and I will do well on the state exam. It’s just not going to be this week. And, hey, I’ve got an additional 6 weeks to study.
Enjoy your day wherever you are. My son sent me directions on how to drive in this wintery weather. He said to get in the car and drive until I see palm trees. There’s an idea.
Be okay when things don’t go as planned. It’s not the end of the world and everything will settle as it should. It’s not always our timing that matters. Have a good cry if you need to. Take a nap. Maybe there’s a better, clearer picture just around the bend. Or, maybe not. Just roll with it.
* Won’t Go Home Without You ~ Maroon 5