It often happens that when I’m in a rush, I’m forced to practise my patience. This is never easy, especially when I’m late for something and am stuck in the Timmy’s drive-through! Ok, honestly, that particular situation hasn’t been my problem as of late; an example that hits closer to my doorstep is wanting to purchase the townhouse Andres and I are currently living in, and how long the paperwork and legal practises seem to be taking. Or, better yet, waiting for my occupation to get easier and more comfortable. Sure, I look forward to the next episode of a good show to come on tv (we have been watching streamed tv, and it is great!) but that’s different – there’s a funny sort of excitement that comes with the waiting for certain things. Like my birthday. Or a vacation.
But lets get back to buying our townhouse. I have found this process to be very frustrating! The feeling of being overwhelmed by the legal language, the signatures, and the time frame in which we’re hoping to have the sale accomplished has left me almost in tears more than once, and I’m not one to give in to emotional outbursts (in my opinion 🙂 ) I am also a person who aims at accomplishing things, and this waiting game has left me with the sense (again, more than once) that I’d rather give up and continue to rent rather than push on with the paperwork. Any of you out there that have felt similarly?
Patience is an interesting quality – I think I will always need more, I’ll never have enough.
I have some friends who have, in the last couple of weeks, have had their patience tried and tested. They have been waiting … and waiting, for their new babies to arrive. I can only imagine that they were also feeling the “hurry up and wait”, as they had no power over when those babies had scheduled their arrivals. I have sympathy for this type of waiting, as it must be much more stressful and exciting all at the same time, waiting for a new bundle of joy, than waiting to own a home. (Both couples have since had healthy births and healthy children)
I went to a baby shower for one of these babies this past weekend and painted a picture as my gift. Andres had a zany idea of focusing on the colour pink, since the baby is a girl, and the final outcome was stunning, if there was a word for it. I think this new idea has a lot of merit, and we may have just found the next evolution in Wobble Art! What do you think?