Confession: I avoid things. They can be important things, trivial things, easy things, hard things, or random things. Then I go out of my way to avoid these things with such fervor that I find myself running into walls because I’m too busy looking over my shoulder for the consequences to catch up.
Anyway, I’m not proud of it. So I’ve decided that I’m going to start tackling it.
I started with updating my address on important accounts and my voter’s registry. Then, I read through the booklet I received about the company changes in insurance which started January 1, 2011. I found out which insurance cards to use when and where. I have managed to overcome my fear of driving in for an oil change or car wash (well sure, the car wash tracks still make me nervous…but they will no longer deter me!). I have figured out a system to pay and track my bills comfortably. I called customer service about my malfunctioning coffee maker (though I still need to follow up on that one – add it to the list!). I programmed my remote to my TV and DVD player…
Soon, I hope to report that I have a new-to-me vehicle to replace my beloved ’99 Taurus who is on her way out, that I tithe regularly, that I’ve become a member of my church, that I’ve found doctors in Grand Rapids that I trust, that I’ve received the replacement for my coffee maker, that I’ve gotten my much overdue haircut, taken my comforter in for dry cleaning, cancelled my Express credit card which I have not used in a year, picked up my bike, figured out how to use my company phone, etc. etc. etc.
I’ve got such a long way to go but I’m proud to say that I’m moving in the right direction.
Baby steps are better than no steps, right?
Fun fact / side note:
I bought some of those wall sayings to decorate my apartment. I picked one up with a phrase I didn’t LOVE but it was the only thing that seemed appropriate enough to decorate in my bedroom. It is highlighted among the text below:
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – some say Goethe others William Hutchison Murray
On it’s own, a fine sentiment above my head at night but nothing that hits home. In context, a powerful coincidence – or perhaps it is a fated reminder. (Thanks, Mom for sending me the quotation!)