Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tigger or Eeyore?

"Each of us must decide: Am I a fun-loving Tigger or am I a sad-sack Eeyore? Pick a camp." Randy Pausch

Some of you may be wondering where I've been this last week. Well, I was picking a camp. Lately, I've been feeling like I'm barely keeping my head above water and I needed to shut down some parts of my life in order to make it easier to stay in the Tigger camp while treading water.

The good news is that I took time off yesterday to rest and I'm feeling the cold/allergy get better today. The good news is I've jumped into my Design Your Life class and I feel my creative mojo returning. The good news is I set a boundary for Garrett and followed through this week and I think it earned me some street cred. The good news is I'm developing a skill set to work with different personalities. The good news is I'm learning its OK to slow down sometimes.

My deepest heartache this last week was losing my wonderful neighbor's cat. On the last day of a two week pet sitting stretch Ms. Kitty snuck out on me and we didn't realize it until my neighbors got home the next day. As the animal lover of two dogs and two cats in my own home I am just sick about the missing Ms. Kitty. Every night since last Saturday I dream of finding her and when I wake my heart is heavy. Yesterday I was driving home from the grocery and saw her. I pulled over and tried to catch her but I just wasn't fast enough. What a bittersweet chase. We now know that she is still in the neighborhood but why couldn't I have caught her.

I am a fixer and it is killing me that I cannot fix this. My neighbor has been fantastic even though she has every right to hate me. So this has been my biggest internal battle this week.

I will not despair for Ms. Kitty but I will keep my eyes open in hopes of seeing her again and being faster next time.


1 comment:

Lee said...

I'm cheering you on from the sidelines: be a Tigger, be a Tigger! Glad you've taken great steps. Can't help you with the cat situation, but I'm sure she'll come home when she's good and ready, not much you can do there. I know how hard it is not to "fix" it.

Lee - a reformed Eeyore ;)

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