This post is by Heather Caliri, regular contributor to The Happiest Home and blogger at A Little Yes. Heather writes about saying “yes” to little things that scare us. You can read all her posts here.
The other day, I panicked. Big time.
What was making me hyperventilate?
(Yeah, I know.)
Bear with me here. We just bought a lovely house. Days before our move, I started cleaning out the kitchen.
I knew the cabinets were old. I was fine with that. What I hadn’t realized before was that the shelves weren’t adjustable like my old kitchen. And from the looks of it, I wouldn’t be able to fit key items where they were most needed.
Note: I like organization to be just so.
I started wondering: would I hate using the kitchen that had seemed full of light and space before? Would these durned shelves rob me of my joy forever?
(Again, I know.)
I knew that I was overstating the problem just the teensiest bit. I knew that cabinets were nothing to fret over. But how do you get off the crazytown carousel once you’ve buckled yourself in for a ride?
I had trouble sleeping that night. I kept telling myself, “This is not worth losing sleep over.” But the hours ticked by regardless.
Does this ever happen to you? A swirl of anxiety about something mundane or completely manageable? The panic doesn’t settle in very often for me: maybe once every few months—but after the worry recedes, I realize a few things: [click to continue…]