The Importance of Being Patient

It’s not.

It’s totally overrated.

Where does patience get you except more waiting?

muffled whispers in the background

Ugghh… fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.

I feel like I’ve spent most of the first half of this year waiting for something. Is my book order going to arrive today? Will I get my super-last-minute-hail-mary-pass-ComicCon-table? Will I get the grant I applied for? WHEN WILL OUR NEW PUPPY GET HERE?

I’m not the most patient person at the best of times as pretty much anyone who knows me will tell you.

I’m working on it. At times, I can even pretend (and then it comes to things like Christmas gifts, where I’m usually more impatient to give the gifts than get them). But deep down—deep deep down—I’m tapping my foot and beating my fingernails obnoxiously against the desk top.

I’m the kind of person who refreshes my email a thousand times in a ten-minute span. Who will glance at my watch if I’m stuck out in public and left waiting for something.

It’s not an attractive trait.

And, really, it doesn’t get me anywhere.

Amazon is going to ship and deliver its book orders in its own good time. You can’t rush an 800lb gorilla.

I did wind up getting my ComicCon table, and fortunately I’d planned as though I would get it just in case I did, so I filled my time well. Getting frustratingly impatient about it was not going to make my email come any faster.

I should be hearing about my grant within the next couple of weeks. I will test this whole “patience” thing by not thinking about it and budgeting out my next project as though I didn’t get it, just to be prepared.

And we get our puppy in three weeks.

It’s going to be three loooooooong weeks.

May we present: Wheatley, a blue heeler/Brittany spaniel mix

May we present: Wheatley, a blue heeler/Brittany spaniel mix

The result of an accidental pregnancy, a real Lady & The Tramp story, Wheatley will be coming home to us before the end of the month, and we’re counting down the days. Kiri will likely not be very happy, but she’ll be our priority as we get them both used to all the changes.

Don’t worry: there will be photos.

So until then, I’ll be doing my best to be patient, and providing updates as we go!

Do you have anything you’re looking forward to this month? Let me know in the comments!

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