Positive Daily Three – Then That Happened

Today kind of sucked.  I’m not even going to sugar coat it.  I successfully managed to prepare everything I needed for my training classes last night.  I got the kids all up and ready on time, and we even made it to my son’s school early.  I got him enrolled in safekey (before and after school care), dropped my oldest off at school, and then took my youngest to the care provider.  I made it to training, and was really enjoying learning about resiliency, and then we had our first break.  My youngest’s care provider was ill and had to take herself to the hospital.  I had to leave training and go get my daughter.  I was really bummed.  I really wanted to learn everything I could about becoming a resilience training assistant.  I was upset and frustrated that things were not working out.  I called everyone I knew to see if they could refer me to a babysitter.  In the end, I had to just accept that I wasn’t going to get to finish training this go round.  I guess it didn’t end totally horrible.  I was bummed, but I wrote to the RTA instructors and will hopefully get put into an upcoming class next week.  My youngest was very happy that I came to pick her up early, and it really wasn’t as bad as I was making it out to be.  It’s funny how I stress out about things that I have no control over.  I definitely prefer the care provider take care of herself, rather than possibly spreading a virus to the kids.  I think it all ended up just fine and hopefully my next attempt to complete the training will be successful.

I’ve learned that it is much healthier to roll with things, rather than fight against the current.  If things weren’t going to work out, I could just wait until it was better timing.  I still get frustrated and sometimes angry, but if things are out of my hands, stressing about it and getting upset are not going to make the situation any better.  I’ve learned to just look at additional possibilities and communicate with everyone involved to try to find the best solution.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!