“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” ~ Joyce Meyer
“Sometimes things aren’t clear right away. That’s where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead.” ~ Mary Pierce
I’ve had to remember how to be patient these past two weeks and I’m so glad I was reminded, because being patient helped me shift a major thought widget I have been holding onto for almost all my life. Which was, I have to rush to the finish line on projects or they won’t be successful. When I pay attention to one little segment that I’m working on that day fully, I’m more efficient.
Let me tell you what happened. I’ve been making the videos for my online class, “Saving the World One Story at a Time,” and putting them onto our laptop computer. My desk top died a few months back. And, of course, the storage capacity on the laptop isn’t very large, because it was meant to be a back up or as our travel computer. Well, naturally, the storage space got filled up with all the videos and I was unable to do any work on my course until Barry had time to move the iMovie project off onto an external hard drive. That took about a week.
In the meantime, I got the October 12th Story-Power episode, “Armenian Genocide, Chronic Fatigue, and Creativity” edited and scheduled. But, on Wednesday it was published here, but not on Apple, Google, or Spotify. Thanks heaven I’m preparing this class. The bottom line of the class is that we can use stories to help ourselves become more emotionally intelligent. In other words, I managed my emotions and instead of yelling and screaming about this latest glitch, I waited for help, or inspiration.
I didn’t think of this until today as I write this, but one of the stories I reference in my course is Marry Me with Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson. I don’t usually watch or even read straight out romances, but I like both actors and there is something Jennifer Lopez says in the trailer that made me think this might be a different kind of story. She says, “If you want something different, you’ve got to do something different.” I liked that so I watched the movie and I have to say it was great, because Owen Wilson’s character says something that applied to my tech woe dilemma. He said, “When you have a problem, sit with it for awhile and the answer will come.” That’s what I did. I decided that Barry and I could figure out what had happened and eventually get the podcast episode up. And yesterday I woke up and thought, “I could just repost the episode and it would then populate my podcast hosts.” I tried it and, voila, it worked.
But back to the course I’m creating. If I had people to edit the videos, upload the details of each lesson, and the like, it would probably be launched by now. And yet, I’m kind of particular. I want to make it the best it can be, and even if someone else was doing the technical part of the job, I’d still have to watch each video, examine each document, and approve them. So, I have to trust that everything happens in its proper time. I’ll trust the Universe and get the course finished when I get it finished and that will be the proper time for it to go out into the world.
I’m actually looking forward to not putting pressure on myself to get the course up. Stress is not a good thing for anybody. And that was something else I realized. I put pressure on myself to get things done.
I guess that’s all I’ve got to share with you right now. It’s Saturday and I think I’ll have some fun.
Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2022
The Space Between Time
Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.
Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, after the last few years, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.
The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.
Lucinda is also the host of Story-Power a podcast where she and her guests discuss their creative endeavors, and/or the stories that have changed their lives. It’s available here on Sage Woman Chronicles and on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps. Please rate and leave a review. It helps people find me.
I’m so passionate about stories that I created the Story-Power podcast and Patreon communities so I’d have an excuse to talk story. You may have seen my Story-Power posts here. If you’re passionate about stories too, and want to talk about your favorite stories, come join me at either SageWoman.life, or patreon.com/StoryPower.
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