I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Fletch and I have been trying to find a new place to live and it’s been pretty stressful. The other day we had an appointment to check out a new place and I got lost. See, Fletch ended up leaving work late so we had to meet there. I put the address into Google Maps and it took me to a random apartment complex (which was not where I wanted to be). At this point I’m 5 minutes late and I HATE being late. I mean HATE! Nothing stresses me out more than being late for stuff. So I’m lost and I have no idea where I’m supposed to go. Come to find out the address was wrong, the street was south but the listing said southwest, and after looking it up via the street view online I was able to figure it out. I ended up being 20 minutes late and had a complete break down in my car before figuring out the mixup.
Why am I sharing my overreaction to being late to this appointment? Well, I’ve been a bit stressed and honestly didn’t handle getting lost well at all. I even snapped at Fletch on the phone while trying to find my way. While driving to the appointment, after snapping at Fletch and feeling incredibly guilty, I decided I wouldn’t let it affect the rest of my night. I wanted to walk into this new place with a positive attitude. Plus, after the appointment we had dinner plans with friends so I wanted to be in the right mindset.
I pulled up, wiped my tears, blew my nose, gave Fletch a big hug, and walked into the appointment with a big smile on my face. I apologized for being late and stressing about being lost then we got on with it. We walked around the house and had a great time. Dinner afterwards was amazing. Great food, wonderful conversation and company… it was perfect!
I chose to change my attitude. I know it isn’t always so easy but, if you’re able, sometimes you can completely change your day around simply by choosing to. Take life by the balls and make it your own!
P.s. Fletch and I have been watching Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee which is why I chose a Jerry Seinfeld quote.