Instead of embracing all that drama I internalized from Thursday until today, I have thought this whole thing over. Rather than being a turtle and pulling into my shell when things are not under my control (because that’s what this is about, control and how I despise and fear chaos), I should continue to realize that so much of life is out of my control and control is an illusion.

This weekend I will respond to any crises and stressful situations by doing two things.

1. Laugh. Laughter reduces stress instantly. I’ve been doing it at work a lot, and it helps. It gives me breathing space to get my head around destressing too. And, it might make people wonder what I’m up to.

2. Ask the person who’s approaching me, “What’s your (our) plan?” depending on the sit. These aren’t my problems, so I’m not taking responsibility for them.

Look, I think that last post was overreactive, and I’d appreciate it if you didn’t think I was too emo. It’s the same thing that happened to me on tree guy day, and I’m just having to revise my thinking.

I’m going to try this out and report to David. And no more worrying about the future. Gots me some now to do first.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.