Ever have a day not go as scheduled?
What do you do when plans go awry?
My inner overachiever envisioned a morning of strength training, meditation in the sauna, revising a short story, plowing through a suitcase of dirty laundry, grocery shopping, starting a new short story, then losing myself in a novel. Yeah, I thought I was going to be a rock star today.
My plans are now sitting on the corner of the sofa, mocking me because I woke up with a migraine – at 1:30 pm. I’m here to fully confess to bringing on this doozy myself. While I’ve developed a pretty nifty system for balancing and living with the suckers — one that includes a daily 16 oz. latte (or other coffee equivalent), the same wake time each day and avoidance of trigger foods (like too much sodium or chocolate) — I didn’t do any of that.
I stayed up to 6:00 am catching up on my recordings of So You Think You Can Dance. I had repeated servings of double dutch chocolate ice cream in the past 72 hours. Yesterday’s intake consisted of a bagel, egg and cheese sandwich, 32 oz. of coffee, a handful of ginger snaps and pancakes at 4:00 am with no fruits or vegetables in sight. Hey, it was good going in.
Then when I finally pulled myself together to be somewhat productive and start getting caught up on e-mails, writing edits and tweets – the power went out. And so I will end the day with the joy of dancing babies. And making plans for Saturday.