I’m writing this after just getting back from a week long camping trip in Savannah, GA. Now, when I say ‘camping,’ I really mean ‘glamping.’ In 2020, for various reasons, we decided that life really, actually, for reals was too short. So we bought a camper, aptly named ‘The Beast.’ I wasn’t completely sure about it, but figured what the heck, let’s go for it. I also figured that after our first trip we’d either come home with a ‘For Sale’ sign on it or having already planned our next trip. It was the latter. Seriously, if you’ve been thinking about it, do it. You won’t be sorry.
Now, I’ve recently really started noticing that I’m dealing with some fairly heavy anxiety. After doing some research I’ve figured out that it’s a side effect of a drug I have to continue to take for the next three years. I’ve been taking this pill for two years now and it seems like I’m a bit more aware of the side effects. While I was getting ready for this trip we just made I found myself concerned about like anything and everything. ‘Were we going to be ok dragging the Beast down 95 for 5 hours? ‘Were our fish going to be okay at home for a week with the automatic feeder? Would Blue behave if we went out on our own for a bit and left him in the camper? Would we be able to back the Beast back in to the garage when we get back?’
Like, kind of ridiculous stuff. At one point when we were driving in to the city of Savannah (just with the truck, not the Beast) I found myself breathing shallowly because I was worried we wouldn’t find a parking spot. So, yea, a little over the top.
Now, if you’re like me and are VERY much in to the Law of Attraction, you know that this is NOT a good way of thinking. It’s in fact, pre-paving your life. What you focus on, you get. Of course as I was thinking of THAT I got anxious….
Then I remembered what a very dear friend and colleague told me the week before. She and I have a standing Friday morning call where we intuitively help one another with whatever we’re working on at the time. I was talking to her about all this anxiety that I was dealing with and what she said really made a difference. She told me to do all the things I know that need to be done before leaving, then not only check them off the physical list, but to mentally check them off. Then…and this is the good part…to just be the passenger.
And that got me thinking. If I know that the Universe is in divine order, and I truly do, then it’s completely okay for me to let go of worry.
It’s really okay for me to sit back and enjoy the ride.
Live and learn with love…