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POINT OF VIEW: When Life Throws You a Curve Ball

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I am not where I thought I’d be today.

One of my family members had a health issue requiring sudden relocation from Sacramento to Tucson, Arizona, throwing my normal ordered schedule into chaos.

I’m not officially OCD, but I do love to have things proceed according to schedule. It’s how I keep so many balls in the air at once – relationship, work, writing, and occasionally sleeping and eating. But a trip like this throws all that out the window.

And who knew how difficult it could be to find good wifi in this day and age?

Still, these are the times that matter. When the people you love need you, and you drop all the day to day things that don’t matter in the grand scheme of things to be there for them.

Someone wiser than me reminded me that, looking back, I won’t remember the newsletter that didn’t go out or the email that was answered a day later than usual. What I will remember is the time I spent with my family and how we were able to help when they needed us most.

So I am not where I thought I’d be, but I am where I need to be. And the rest will sort itself out.

To my writer friends, how do you handle it when life throws you a curve ball?

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