Monday, June 23, 2008

Why Worry?

When I was a kid I can remember seeing a PSA about worry. It showed an empty rocking chair, desolate looking. The speaker said, “worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but gets you no where.” Even as a kid it stopped me in my tracks and made me go, hmmm. I am plagued with worry, it’s what I do – like a profession. My sister is the same way. I’m no Dr. Phil, but I think it could be a product of a very unstable childhood. I obsess about what might happen, could happen or won’t happen if I need it to. It makes me crazy, literally. I can’t stop. When one worry is put to rest there are a million more in line with their little numbers, next. One recent scenario goes like this: I’m worried the house won’t sell, but it did, so I started worrying that we wouldn’t find another one, but we did, and then I worried that we wouldn’t get the bid in before someone else did, but we did, now I’m worried that they won’t accept our offer. Stop the train, I want to get off, really, I do. Oh and the house worry is only one offshoot of worry, there is still kid worry, career worry, I’m too fat worry, what’s this world coming too worry, gas price worry and what’s for dinner worry. See what I mean it makes me want to drink tequila, straight, no lime or salt, right from the cat bowl. The smallest thing can keep me awake at night, like did I put stain remover on my shirt with the red wine spill, did I get enough cash out of the ATM, will Little Chief be overpowered by a bully at Vacation Bible School, will Barack Obama’s people tell him to go on and wear that flag pin, will Mama’s Losin Itfoster that dog even though some of us begged her not too……Phewww. See, it’s exhausting. Today I’m going to try not to worry so much. It is my mini-goal. Starting right now, I am so not worrying that you folks might think I’m crazy. Nope, nada, zip – not doing it!

7 comments:

Heather said...

No, you're not crazy at all. I think alot of people are worriers.

Mama's Losin' It said...

I do the same thing!! Especially if I'm being woken up by babies thoughout the night. I can't turn my mind off.

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ps again yes. I still haven't decided on the dog thing...you guys are very influential, BUT...

scargosun said...

I am a big worrier. Although since the mantra "Worrying is like preaying for something bad to happen" took residence in my head, i't not quite as bad.

Joey said...

I like that analogy about the rocking chair. Makes since. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I posted a sample of my nutrition ;) have a great day!

Angie said...

You are perfectly normal. I think all women, especially mothers worry. A lot. And if you want to drink tequila from the cat bowl, then darn it, who are we to stop you?

Staci said...

oh giiiirrrrl im there with ya, but right now im just chillin....pain killers do that for ya.....maybe you should try it....nah im kiddin....really i understand, but in the grand scheme of it all, whats meant to happen will happen, ya know??? your a silly silly girl...yes you are!!!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I USED to do that...and I finally stopped...if something can't get out of my head, I blog, or journal. No more sleepless nights, no more wrinkles...yeah me!!