5:45am rise and shine for morning meditation
6am awake kid #2
6:30am leave for airport
9am my ever faithful friend and yoga sub teaches my first class of the day
9:15am kid #2's plane leaves on time and I leave airport
10:15am I arrive to work site #1 to teach my second class
Noon teach class #3 of the day at work site #2 of the day
1pm private client has amazing results
2 pm conference call/webinar scheduled to last 45 minutes
3pm cook healthy dinner for children to eat while I -
5:30 teach class #'s 4 & 5 of the day while at work site #3
8:30pm arrive home to appropriately grateful and loving family.
Instead, what happened was:
ise and shine for morning meditation - hit snooze button - twice
awake kid #2 in a panic wake kid #2
leave for airport get phone call that flight is delayed 1 1/2 hours
my ever faithful friend and yoga sub teaches my first class of the day profusely thank my sub for sticking around to teach extra classes for me
kid #2's plane leaves on time and I leave airport argue with airport rep over paying $100 fee to have my 14 year old experienced traveler fly without an adult, an activity he's done before without the extra charge
I arrive to work site #1 to teach my second class still waiting at airport with $100 more added to my credit card
teach class #3 of the day at work site #2 of the day Yep still sitting and waiting on the delayed flight
private client has amazing results really hope client got my voicemail and didn't show up for our session
conference call/webinar scheduled to last 45 minutes call lasts 90 minutes
cook healthy dinner for children to eat while I point out boxes of cereal to choose for dinner
5:30pm teach class #'s 4 & 5 of the day while at work site #3
arrive home to appropriately grateful and loving family. arrive home to find neighbor's dog has escaped while neighbors are out of town so feel responsible to help find the dog.
And actually, today wasn't all that different from most other days.
In the past, however, I would have fought the change in my plans all the way. Why won't the world do what I need it to do?! Why are people/situations making my life difficult?! Why can't anything ever go my way?!
But now, finally after way too many angst filled days, I've learned to just go with the new plan. I have zero control over a flight delay so might as well catch up on some reading. I can't control other people asking questions that have already been answered on this conference call but I can multi-task and answer a few emails while I'm here. I can't control the airlines rules regarding unaccompanied minors -- well, ok, this one still irks me. I understand the rule but don't understand why it was enforced today and not last time one of my older kids flew home. But still, it's out of my control.
Out of my control. Today was a day of throwing up my hands, accepting that it's out of my control, and being OK with it all.
And it turns out that flowing with my lack of control is a much more peaceful life than fighting against it.