Food and Celebrations go hand in hand. At least it seems so in our family. So, naturally, for Mother’s Day we went out for brunch.
And, naturally, there was a 45 minute wait (which turned out to be more like an hour) at the restaurant. And, naturally, we didn’t start our day until later in the morning because – well – it is Mother’s Day after all. We wanted to sleep in.
So while I normally have my breakfast at 8:30 – 9 AM, we were having the first meal of the day at 12:45.
I’m on a schedule. Waiting that long to eat was hard. I’m starving by this time and it makes it hard to keep my vitamin schedule on track too. I didn’t prepare as I normally have these past couple of weeks. I screwed up and here we are waiting.
Now, I’m a naturally easy going, laid back person. I’m also naturally 5 – 10 minutes late to things. Even if I put appointments on my calendar 15 minutes early, I still get there 5 minutes late. I don’t get it either. It just happens.
But, now a days I live by my clock. I have to get all my vitamins in throughout the day. I have to drink my water throughout the day. I have to get my walks in throughout the day. I have to have my meals spaced out correctly throughout the day. My down time is just waiting for the next scheduled meal or supplement or drink. A waiting game that I’ll just have to learn to get use to.
This day’s celebration was making a real mess of things. I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to handle it. I wasn’t focusing on my family, I was focusing on my regimen.
But I did handle it.
I just took a deep breath. I enjoyed my brunch cheese and ham omelette with my family. Brought half of it home. I figure things will be a little bit of mess today – and that’s ok.
I realize that I’m still new to this game and my focus is all on how I will conduct my process each day, but that will get better. I just have to be patient with myself as I learn to become accustomed to this journey.
The waiting will be worth it. You just have to wait long enough.