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Hey guys! It’s my birthday! Woohoo! Today I turn 35.
Sometimes I’m shocked that I’ve made it this far, and am so grateful for God’s grace and second chances.
But that’s a story for another day.
Today I want to tell you about the completely unnecessary anxiety that I subjected myself to for the better part of my morning. This is a lesson for you all – worry and stress does nothing to change the situation. And why worry when you really have no idea how things are going to turn out anyways?
So, back to my story.
I get emails daily from the USPS telling me exactly what mail I should expect that day. It really comes in handy sometimes…but today, holy hell, today it caused me so much fear.
You see, it showed that we had a piece of mail coming in from the IRS. Those 3 little letters that no one ever wants to see. They’re just so daunting and intimidating.
Now, I have no reason to fear the IRS, we have always paid our taxes on time and have never tried to claim anything shady.
But still…why would the IRS be contacting us?!
3 hours I let this bother me. THREE. HOURS.
And do you know what it was?
A letter just confirming that we had in fact sent our info to the FAFSA people.
That’s it. 3 hours of my life for a freaking confirmation letter of something that we had actually done.
Stupid. So stupid, that I literally started laughing after I opened it. That is how stupid I felt.
So the moral here is that worrying does you nothing but cost you time and energy. That’s it. There are no benefits of worry. (At least, none to my knowledge…maybe you have some, in which case, let me know!)
This is all so much easier said than done, of course. But I just wanted to show you how worry and anxiety can totally derail your day…and literally for no reason at all sometimes.
(And I’m still feeling like a big idiot.) ?