Today I felt like a wind up toy or one of those toys that runs when you pull the zip cord. One big ball of stress, ready to explode.
I had an appraiser coming to the house at 3:00 and I was just a bundle of nerves. Around 1:00, sat down and ate lunch… then by quarter of three, I felt like throwing up.
The whole time I was worrying about this home inspection, I was thinking about how I am leaving for a 4-5 day trip TOMORROW… and I am not even packed. As we speak, I am still not packed.
I decided to sit down and write a blog INSTEAD of packing.
A blog about stress… and how it is not good for you. Or me.
Stress should be avoided at all cost.
What causes stress?
Today, the stress I was feeling was caused by caring too much about the outcome and not having control of what happens.
We did a lot of work on our house last year and in order to pay for it, I borrowed $28K on 0% credit cards. The introductory period just ran out… so now I am paying hundreds of dollars per month in interest. I NEED to roll those credit cards into a mortgage.
This appraisal HAS to come back close to $140,000. I am so focused on that number… I have to let it go. It is causing me stress to focus on that number… because now it is out of my control. I am asking for help from you, my friend. As you read this… concentrate on that number. $140,000. Help me get my mortgage.
After I pack, I am going to relax with a meditation CD. That usually calms me when I am feeling like this. Right now… I have to pack. Then… I will let go and let God. It is out of my hands now.
Tomorrow I will be traveling to the conference on “Safe and Effective Flood and Mold Remediation after Super Storm Sandy and other Natural Disasters.”
I am so grateful to be going to this conference! I give thanks to all who have made this trip possible! I am so blessed!
This is a fabulous learning opportunity!
I will be taking lots of notes so I can share with you on my blog and in support groups. I will be asking questions for myself and for some other people who have asked me already… and if asked, I will be sharing our personal success story.
If you have a question you would like to ask about mold remediation, health, or advocacy… ask me in the comments! I will do everything I can to get your question answered by one of the experts at the conference.
Here is a link to the list of speakers: Conference and Training Topics