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When I am faced with a problem I either deal with it immediately (yeah…that almost never happens) or I am the ostrich. I bury my head in the ground and never think about it again.
This is bad y’all. Real bad. I guess I think that if I ignore something long enough it will go away? I wish. Unfortunately that is not the case. Usually the problem escalates until it’s almost too late and then I have a real panic attack about it, take care of it, and swear to never do that again. Until next time of course. Sometimes I feel like my life is a never ending cycle of bad things that happen.
But hopefully this will all change soon. I am trying to free myself (theres my word again, FREE) from this vicious cycle of bad things happening that I just ignore. It’s time to take control of things and get these problems taken care of immediately.
You are probably think I’m being vague just saying “problems” but I do have an example for you. I went to the dentist last summer for some fillings. Not a big deal, I paid with my Flexible Spending Account card from work and went about my merry little way. A couple months later my FSA company wanted a receipt. All I had to do was swing by the dentist and get them to print me a new receipt and fax it in. But no. I kept putting it off until my card was cut off and then I had a melt down, got the damn receipt and faxed it in. My card was working the next day. I do stuff like that all. the. time.
I am also BAD about not paying my water bill…my thought is that I can just drive by there on my way to work but I always forget or am running late and never do. I can’t even tell you how many shut off notices I have gotten before I remember to go pay. Such stress over something I could have prevented!!
All this minor stuff does is stress me out for no reason (because if I had just taken care of that little problem right away my card would never have been cut off) and cause me to have melt downs over stuff that I shouldn’t. I’m tired of that and it’s time to get myself together. I’m almost 31 or crying out loud. GAH!
I am tired of being the ostrich.
Do you do stuff like that that stresses you out??
This is why I love your blog! I just had the same conversation with myself today! This is my year of being more organized and only touching stuff 1 time! But I haven’t been so good at it so far this year! I am going to get better though!!