I’ve spent the last 48 hours by myself.

Total Bachelor.

Weird.

My house is too quite, I’m ready for OUR crazy to return.

This weekend has been both awesome and restful and disappointing and frustrating.

There were 2 events that I wanted to go to this weekend.

Neither happened.

I can’t help but feel disappointed in that.

I didn’t make it happen.

Now, I know I can’t be in BOTH places.

That’s not my issue.

My issue is, we couldn’t figure it out.

Between schedules, planned trips, cost, it just didn’t work.

I feel like I didn’t do enough in preparation for it to happen.

Could I have done more?

In the past few months could I have done more to be prepared for it?

Yes.

It didn’t happen.

It’s on me.

I have to wear that.

But, I had a choice this weekend.

i could sulk in it, say woah is me and do nothing.

Or, I could do something about it.

I chose to do something.

I chose to rest for more consecutive time than I have done in a significant amount of time.

No Movement, No wife, no kids.

No pressing responsibility.

I watched the Lord of the Rings.

All 3.

And slept in.

Glorious.

Then, I got up and did something.

I worked on a side project I have been putting off for a while.

I made some significant head way in it.

It’s not perfect.

It’s not close to being done.

But I started.

And I have a path forward on it.

It will get done soon.

I also got some small stuff done that needed attention.

made sure the house didn’t look like a disaster zone when everyone gets home.

Cooked some egg white muffins for this week.

I set myself up for success.

This week.

I know that there are opportunities to take advantage of in the coming weeks and months.

Things that will take the place of the events I missed this weekend.

I can prepare for that.

What I did this weekend will help lay the foundation for that.

So.

When disappointment comes, you have choices.

You can wallow in it.

or you can do something about it.

If you choose the former, you will be steps behind where you could be.

If you choose the ladder, you can make headway and be prepared for the next opportunity.

Things won’t always go your way.

Sometimes they go wrong.

For what reason, I don’t always know.

Sometimes is on us, other times not.

Either way I think of a favorite quote of mine that i don’t post because of the language in it. But i’m talking you my friend here so it’s ok.

Clint Eastwood once said,

“No one owes you a damn thing.  Get off your ass and earn it.”

That is what I am going to do.

Earn it.

Not live in the disappointment.