So I hit a bump in the road to my future last night. In the excitement of finding a teacher that I really liked I forgot that the day of the class I would be driving to New Jersey.
Everyone say it with me “DUH”!
My reaction to the reminder from my mother was at first a wee bit ugly. I would have made a sailor proud, but after some thought I stopped. See in the past this type of thing would have thrown me in to such a complete tail spin it is amazing. Last night I was heading down that path. Then it occurred to me, why is this one road bump going to destroy my whole day? So I can’t take the class right away. That doesn’t mean I can never take it. It also doesn’t make the way I feel about taking this step invalid. It is a road bump.
So after some thought I emailed the lovely woman teaching the class, explained the situation, apologized profusely and requested that I be notified of any up coming classes. Her response was kind and genuine.
My lesson here is that we all make mistakes. If of our own making or someone else’s we need to step back and see if they are as earth shattering as we think. This wasn’t and it also doesn’t stop me. When I look at yesterday it goes in to the “great” column.