Monday, May 24, 2010

Today

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I’ve been worrying a lot lately.  Worrying about our move, worrying about finding a job, worrying about how I’ll feel when I’m hundreds of miles from my family and best friends.  Worrying is a tricky thing; it’s a trap.  I spend countless hours and energy obsessing over things I have absolutely no control over, and in this process, I miss out using these hours and energy somewhere where it counts, somewhere where I can do something.  So today, I’m trying hard not to worry.  Because this picture is so right.  Today is the day I worried about yesterday.  I worried, but it came and went all the same.  Nothing happy is happening today because I worried.  Happy things are happening because they’re happening, so I’m going to embrace the motto “let go and let God.”  Today, I am not going to worry…

9 comments:

Jess said...

THANK YOU for posting this! You are certainly not the only person who does this...I always start stressing about something then think, "Is this going to matter in a week, a month, a year?" Think about things you stressed about last year...they rarely matter now! I hope your move stays exciting and doesn't stress you out too much more! It's been fun to read about your changes! :)

Amanda* said...

I've been worrying a lot lately too! Thanks for this :)

alanna said...

aw girl you are totally right! don't stress - life will work itself out, as it always does. you're right - i, too, spend entirely too much time worrying about things that are going to happen the way they happen whether i worry or not. feel better :)

Adorably Distracted... said...

i needed this today! thanks for sharing that quote! I've been doing the same things lately!!

Natalie said...

Great post- I totally know where you are with all the worrying- my life is in total limbo come august 1st-ish unless I find a job, we're moving soon too (though it sounds like not nearly as far.) Everything will work out for the best though, I'm a firm believer that, in the end it always does, so you just have try to not stress while your on the way there :)

Tamara Nicole said...

Awww what a cute sincere post. Well I must say that although it's stressful, how exciting that you get a new chapter and adventure! Embrace and enjoy it all, and don't stress too much:-)

Kinsey Michaels said...

This is such a good honest post! And it's so true. I am the same way sometimes, I overanalyze situations and then realize I need to stop letting my mind control me in that way! I know it's definitely stressful and scary to move to a new place, but there will be some exciting aspects that will go along with it!

Mere said...

My mom has always been a huge worrier---when I was in high school, I used to quote her the Sunscreen song--- "Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum."

I love this quote you posted too.

leigh ashley said...

hi allison! i just stumbled accross your blog and wanted to let you know that 1. it's SUPER cute! and 2. i'm a worrier too. it's so hard to keep the brighter things in mind when the unknown is so scary. i know i'm new here and this is cliche of me to say, but everything will work out the way it's supposed to! keep your chin up! :)