Hitting a Wall– You’re Going to Make it After All!

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Hitting a Wall– You’re Going to Make it After All!

It had been coming since Great Granny’s incident last week. Over tired, emotional, bitchy (yes, bitchy) and headaches. You think you have it all together, then suddenly one day, you don’t. You hit a wall and emotionally you are going nowhere. You have done way too much and your body and mind is shutting down, and—- you just can’t stop it.

That was the condition I was in yesterday. For some people, hitting the wall looks like not being able to continue with daily life. For others, it could be loss of creativity and inspiration, inability to do good, and feeling terribly overwhelmed. The overwhelmed part is the key word here.

Video–This was Linda Yesterday…..

When you hit that wall in life, you need only remember– you have been through things before. You will get through this wall, too. Suddenly I begin thinking about Mary Tyler Moore and remember: Love is all around, no need to waste it. Please raise your hand if you wanted to live in Mary’s apartment and wear all her clothes.  I used to sit around watching a snowy television set minus today’s remotes, iPad or cell phones, and always related to Rhoda Morgenstern– because she and I felt the same way about life.

You’re having a lousy streak. I happen to be having a terrific streak. Soon the world will be back to normal. Tomorrow you will meet a crown head of Europe and marry. I will have a fat attack, eat 3000 peanut butter cups and die.” – Rhoda Morgenstern-

Rhoda Morgenstern and Mary proved that friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest, it’s about who came, and never left your side.  So that’s why I emailed Archdeacon Brian Kalk and asked him how he got through those days. I am not afraid to ask for help, and neither should you. So his good words got me through the first few hours and I also shut down my phone and computer for most of the day.

I went to the Hungry Lunch at noon and sat with the most wonderful folks and got hugs from Carol Dryburgh. I would have taken pictures, but remember the phone was shut down.

The most important thing is when you get to that spot in time, don’t forget to look back to see how far you’ve come. You’ve made it before. So you will again. It isn’t easy. But, it can be done,and it has to do with attitude. 

Me? I am  trying to ‘live every moment as much as I can’. Don’t waste this time wallowing in self pity, and it’s time to start again when you hit the wall. You can only do so much while dragging your feet with your head down– and I really don’t think it’s a good look. LOLOL 

The light in you is meant to be seen, especially in the dark and remember what the real Mary Tyler Moore said,

”You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practise being brave and yes, you are going to make it after all.”

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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