When Life Gives You Lemons…

You throw them really hard in life’s face and hope they hit life in the eyes. Or is that just me?

I can’t say that this has been a good week. Remember how last week I was all hyped up on productivity and plans? Well, I think life hates plans. I think life likes to destroy them.

Okay, so it hasn’t all been life’s fault. It was partly mine. In the schedule I created last week I forgot some very important things, such as washing my clothes and going food shopping. My whole week was a bit like – ohhh, I was meant to write here, but if I do that I’m going to smell for the whole week. So yeah, I blame myself for that one. I somehow made the mistake of thinking that work, exercise and sleep were the only things that I needed to do. But chores are important too, and cooking. So yeah, my bad. I have altered my schedule for next week to try and take this into account. I guess Trial and error is important.

But I do blame life for my car suddenly breaking down, right when I’m at my worst place financially for the year. Life is just ironic like that sometimes. So I haven’t worked for 6 weeks, which means I haven’t been paid for 7 weeks now, and still won’t get paid till the end of next week. Which is usually fine, because I stick to a budget in that time to make sure I stay financially stable for those couple of months. Except that I now don’t know what’s wrong with my car. I have no idea how much it’s going to cost to fix. I’m all up in the air when it comes to future costs, and thinking that the secondary income I will start getting when I pass my editing and proofreading course would be really nice right about now. So for that reason, I’ve had to take the focus off writing for the next week or so. The plan is now to bust my butt trying to get this course finished so that I can then focus on writing while waiting for results.

So really, when life gives you lemons you find a way to get rid of them. I guess that’s where the make lemonade thing comes from. But personally, I prefer to throw them in life’s face. Perhaps it’s my stubbornness coming out. Unfortunately, I’m a pretty bad throw, but there’s always time to start practicing… (As long as I don’t have to catch anything. I cannot catch. And I don’t know that I’ll ever be better at that.)

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