Worry is like running on a hamster wheel. You go round and round in circles, but you never get anywhere.
And yet, I worry. Mostly, I worry about things that I cannot control. And that gets in the way of things that I can control.
I can't control the fact that there's an accident along my way to work. I can control the fact that I left a little late, cutting it a bit too close.
I can't control what my significant other does. I can control my reaction to it.
I can't control how my mother is doing. I can control my own health. But not if my energy is spent worrying about hers.
I can't control whether someone buys my story. But I can get it out there - submit it to agents.
I'm not big on resolutions, but here's one: I'll try to focus my energy on those things that I can control. And let go of the things I can't.
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