I'm sure you've heard that old expression, "Just leave your troubles behind!" Well, I'm here to tell you that isn't always possible. Even in "paradise".
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I'm sitting here clenching my teeth like someone is trying to pull them out of my mouth. Why? Because that's my nature. I worry. And I do it so well!
We have had to help Mom sell her house because her health is no longer such that she can live alone anymore. That alone has had me all bent out of shape for quite some time. For many reasons, some even very selfish on my part. But I've tried really hard to "pull up my big girl panties" (as a very dear friend says), and deal with it. So, we put it up for sale last September, and waited, and waited, and waited. Finally, we got some action on it. It's a beautiful home, and we fixed everything that needed fixing, so it's "move in ready". Now, we have an offer, now we have a contract, now we start moving her things out. And now we have a problem!
With todays economy being what it is, Mom's beautiful, move in ready house appraised for less than the contract. This is a legal and binding contract. But...greed has popped its ugly head out and decided to ask us to drop the price. And, here's where it comes in, I'm here, in "paradise" while the rest of my family deals with all of this. So, I'm sitting here with my teeth clenched, my head pounding, and worrying! And I'm doing it really well!
Maybe YOU can leave all your worries behind, but I just haven't figured out how to just yet. But, I'm working on it!