On the Brink of Adventure

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. -C.S. Lewis

Change, it’s a dirty word that I despise as much as snow, condiments, budget, stale, and mosquitoes. Don’t even get me started on bugs. In our home, my husband is the fearless bug slayer.

At work, when a manager told me about a change he knew I wouldn’t like, he’d phrase it as “an OPPORTUNITY.” I call BS. It’s meant more work and less time to do it.

What makes change tolerable to me is to see it as confronting it like a boss in a video game. I make it exciting so that I can look forward to it happening. Say, I don’t want to go grocery shopping…I can pick up dinner from the deli so I don’t have to cook dinner and reward myself with a candy bar. Yay! That one is more of a chore. Here’s change: I’m about to re-write a novel that I’d rather not put the time and effort into. So, I’m going to use that time to make it the best thing I’ve ever written to impress anyone who reads it!

I love summer. In Michigan it takes so long to arrive, and in the meantime we have to put up with melting snow, spring allergies, and trying to avoid flattening stupid squirrels that can’t make up their minds about which way to go. Just pick a side of the road and go there! Don’t zig zag back and forth while I slam on my brakes to spare your silly little life!

Anyway…

Next week I’m embarking on an adventure I didn’t even know I’d be taking a few days ago. I’m making packing lists, buying snacks for the ride, and daydreaming A LOT of the weather being sunny and in the 90’s. It’s a chance to get away from the typical everyday routine. I’ll be helping out some relatives and spend quality time with them.

When I get back, I’ll be faced with the huge project of re-writing that novel I was talking about. I’m going to get focused on exercising and watching my diet more (it will be a sad day when I give up pop tarts though).

Summer is almost here and I can’t wait. In the mean time, I have a shopping list to make and some STAR WARS to watch tonight.

May the FOURTH be with you!

-Kristina Wise

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