Perhaps one of the things I should have mentioned in my introductory post is that I am a planner. I love being organized. I love figuring out how to make things work. When faced with a problem, one of the first things I do is make a plan of action. (After I’ve maybe had a good cry.)
Sunday is generally a day that I use for preparing and planning the week ahead. Seeing everything written out before me helps me feel like, OK, I can handle this.
And then life happens. It’s 8pm on Monday night, and I’ve been home for maybe half an hour. I’m sitting at my kitchen table with an empty cereal bowl next to me, trying not to stress about my lack of control over life. When am I going to have time to clean? When am I going to have time to go for a drink with friends? When am I going to have time to go for a run?
The answer is: I have no idea. But I’ll figure it out along the way. I’m trying to remind myself that 1. I can’t control everything anyway, and 2. I don’t want to miss my life, good and bad, because it doesn’t fit in my calendar.
On an unrelated and more cheerful note, I’ve been promising a few friends a new mix for spring, and I finally sat down tonight and put it together. It’s short and sweet, and Emmylou Harris was the inspiration behind it. Also the beautiful weather we’ve been blessed with for the last few weeks. Without further ado, I present to you Springtime Country.
FYI, I’m fully aware some of these songs aren’t country in the classic sense. So sue me. 🙂