As you may know, I went to Columbus a few weeks back to check out a near final version of my prototype. I have been home for 3 and 1/2 weeks waiting for some final, final revisions to be made, and it has been the LONGEST 3 weeks EVER.
Yes – you heard me correct. EVER.
Waiting for that boy you like to call (or text) FOREVER.
Waiting to have your first baby type of EVER.
Allowing your nail polish to dry FOREVER LONG.
Now, I know that I am not a very patient person, but these last 3 weeks were excruciating, exhausting, and pretty much emotionally unbearable. I was grumpy, bitchy, weary, and did I say, bitchy?
Some tactics deployed to distract myself were shopping, dog walking, shopping, and well – shopping online.
This is when good friends come into the picture.
This past weekend, my lifelong friend and her husband and son came to visit. I didn’t know that I needed it, but I did. First of all, my closest lifelong friend is not a shopper, so my wallet did a somersault when she arrived.
Second of all, it was phenomenal to be distracted with laughter, pizza, and pretty mojitos for 2 days. The kids laughed, my boys fought over my friends’ son’s attention, we laughed and giggled at our husbands playing basketball, and most of all, I was transported to a different place.
For 48 hours, I escaped the rabbit hole that I had fallen down. The place where prototype talk dragged me into some type of coma. The place that kept me awake at night planning for a presentation because my daylight hours were spent worrying about the prototype. The deep dark worry that swallowed me up with where is/was prototype gal.
As Monday encroached and my good friend asked me about the prototype, I sort of clammed up. I was not ready to chat about it; not wanting to go back to that place. I still wanted to hold onto the weekend.
Then, like a little blessing…An email arrived from Prototype Gal including the diagrams and plans for the revision.
Didn’t my mom always tell me that a watched tea kettle never boils?
Damn – why is she always right?
Special Thanks to Ali, Andy, and Spence for rescuing me from the hole.
Do you have someone special in your life that rescues you from time to time?