Have you ever felt like you were living your life on a racing track and you dare not stop because if you did things would fall apart? That was how I felt this morning until I was forced to stop abruptly.
My STOP sign came in the form of ear wax and tissue.
It should have been a ‘normal’ morning but it was hijacked by our six-year old’s failed experiment. She had decided it was about time she discovered how far things can travel down her ear canal. So stuffing a piece of tissue was her chosen method. And according to her, being a professional nurse does not qualify me to even remotely suggest that I could try to get it out. Sigh!
So, change of plans. I have to fit in a visit to the walk-in centre.
Yes, I must give a piece of wax covered tissue priority over my other plans for the day. what a joy!
Wait and that’s not all. Over the last week, I have most certainly caught a ‘bug’- the ‘writer’s block.’ I have several unfinished articles on word document peeking at me from the bottom of my screen. I want to tell them to be quiet because I’m sure I can hear them begging me to complete them. I need to find new inspiration and I need it fast.
As I sit down on the couch with my bowl of cereal and laptop on my knee something strikes me. This thought – I have to deal with the wax and tissue in my life.
Yes, that’s it.
Sometimes it’s necessary to stop.
To stop chasing, stop running, stop peddling ideas – just stop!
Dealing with the tissue and wax will cost us a few minutes of our day but it is necessary.
As we learn to embrace our ‘wax and tissue’ days we get more done in the long run. I’m so glad I was able to slow down and as a result had something to write about.
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