Quit Worrying! (Advice from a Veteran Worrier)

I am branching out and doing something new today: typing this blog in my WordPress app in my phone. It’s not something I ever thought I would do; in fact, when I first got the app, I wondered who in the world would choose to use it for that purpose.

Now, I’m not spontaneous and blogging on the fly. The blog I planned to post this weekend is sitting useless on my computer while my wifi access is down.

If you know me, you know I’m a planner, and this was not a part of my plan. We’re on vacation over 3000 miles from home, and wifi access wasn’t a problem until last night.

I could flip out, but I’m trying to embrace challenges. And after all, we are on vacation. So why not try out my app to post a blog?

I got thinking this morning that our vacation has worked out much better than I imagined. For a week or more before we left, I worried about flying with a two-year-old and that my kids not adjust to the time change. I didn’t work myself up to a nervous breakdown, but the worry was there, nevertheless.

Then my toddler slept for almost half of our longer flight. And he and my older son have slept like champs the whole time. My little one has even conquered the steep flight of stairs where we’re staying, another thing I could have worried myself sick over.

Is it the Bible that says that you won’t add a second to your life by worrying? Well, whoever says it, I can embrace that idea right now. There are so many details I could be stressing out about, but I’ve done my best to prepare the best I can and just come to peace with whatever may happen. And I’ve really been able to enjoy myself by pushing those worries to the background.

Really, all I’m worried about right now is if the cloud cover will clear up enough to let us see Mount Rainier before we go. My sister-in-law assures me it’s there, but I think it might have taken a vacation, too.

Are you a worrier like me? Don’t let them take over and ruin your day or vacation or life. Make what preparations you can, and then tell your worries to take a long hike.

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