Everybody falls at some point or another. Some occasions mean a bit more than others, as evidenced below:
It really was no surprise to me at the time; I informed my fiance days before that at the reception I was either going to trip and fall or I was going to spill something on my dress; those were just the inevitable laws of physics in my life. Perhaps it was a self-fulfilling prophecy, but at least I didn’t spill chocolate on my wedding gown.
But the real point of this story is my reaction. If I had gone into my reception thinking that everything needed to be perfect, then I might have burst into tears and spent the rest of the night in the bathroom, hiding. Instead I simply laughed, and allowed my new husband to help me up.
If only I could remember moments like these when I fall in life—not just the literal falls, but the metaphorical ones. Sometimes I go into a situation expecting everything to go off without a hitch; maybe I don’t express it; maybe I don’t even know I’m thinking it, but then the moment something happens that is not according to plan, I’m off in the bathroom, hiding in a stall, refusing to come out.
Take this blog, for instance. I was so excited to start this blog and I’ve been really proud of myself for posting regularly, but then I hit a road block. In a sense, I fell. I got caught up in posting to an audience that I forgot that I have to post for myself as well, and I failed miserably. I sat down to write and…nothing. So I had to make a decision: keep trying to write the same thing and end up crying in the bathroom, or laugh it off and pick myself back up.
I’ve chosen the latter. Unfortunately, for you, this means no more Simplicity In Steps. I may or may not pick it up again in the future, but for now, it’s not the right choice. If that is the only reason why you came to this blog, I sincerely apologize and I’m going to offer some great links below that will help you on the journey you’ve started.
Links to finish Simplicity In Steps:
Step 3: Simplifying Sentimental Items:
Step 4: Maintaining the Balance:
Most of these are old posts of mine, but the last two under Step 3 are from my absolute favorite simplicity blog, Small Notebook. If you have never been there, please go and look around. If you like my blog, you will definitely feel at home there.
In answer to the title of this blog: How do you pick yourself up after a fall? With a little bit of laughter and a lot of humility.