Live Like Julia — Tuesday Update
Last Friday, I announced that I was going to Live Like Julia for a week, answering the challenge by Karen Karbo, author of Julia Child Rules: Wanted: Bloggers to #LiveLikeJulia For One Week and Write About It.
I chose to test-drive Rule #6: To Be Happy, Work Hard. In retrospect, that wasn’t the wisest choice, perhaps, with a family member in the hospital this week. Although, if all had gone as expected she would be out by now. Things didn’t go as expected and I spent much of today at the hospital, working hard at being a good wife and daughter-in-law. Important work, to be sure, but not what I had planned for the week. I might be better off had I selected Rule #3: Learn to Be Amused or Rule #7: Solve the Problem in Front of You.
On the other hand, if I hadn’t been focused on Rule #6: To Be Happy, Work Hard today, I probably wouldn’t have worked on my writing at all. Instead, when I got a spare hour, guess what I did? I wrote. And I’m thrilled with how just that little bit of work kept me in touch with my project.
How do you cope when your carefully laid plans are waylaid by unexpected events?
not very well I must admit. working on being happy and working hard is difficult in your situation, that is when I actually try very hard. I am one who tries to keep others spirits up in times like yours. Which in itself is VERY hard work sometimes. Glad though that you got time to write. That often helps to alleviate the stress in our lives. Pryaing for you all!
I would do well to practice Rule #3 more. I am the Bert to my husband’s Ernie and it’s doing nothing for my frown lines. 😉
Glad you were able to get some writing in. I always know I’ll feel better about the world if I actually get stuff done, but sometimes taking that first step is hard, especially when other circumstances are in play.
Hope your mom-in-law is out of the hospital soon.
So sorry to hear about your hospitalized family member. I hope the situation has improved. I am happy you found an hour to write.
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