Plain Old Burnt Out

Cat sprawled out to beat the heatI’m calling it – burnt. out.

Found out on Monday, instead of having 10 days to gather, complete and submit paperwork – I had until Thursday.

As in, this week.

Maybe Friday.


I started to wonder – how many more obstacles are going to get thrown in the way on this one?

Details aren’t important.

There always seems to be something else.


No matter.

Whining time was over.

Time to try.

What else was left?


Surprisingly, pieces started falling into place.

This could get done.

Next time you think there aren’t any good people – think again.

There are exponentially good people out there.

Be ready to accept their help.


Even with a few hiccups today, the documents are in the mail.


How – I’m not sure. But it’s done.


There won’t be any time for sand and umbrella drinks for the next couple of weeks either.

But we’ll get ‘er done.

Because to think about making it happen is more likely to guarantee it won’t.

Focus on the bigger picture happening.

Piece by piece.

Step by step.


This is the place where resilience and gratitude hang out.


Resilience because you don’t need to know exactly what needs to be done.

Whatever comes along will get handled.

One way or the other.

Because you can.

And you will.

There’s both breathing space and freedom in knowing you don’t have to know.

Something to be grateful for.


Being grateful for one thing opens the door for seeing what else you’re grateful for too.

Like being fortunate enough to have the problem in the first place.

For the situation not being far worse as it could have been.

Did I mention the great people who magically appeared?


And with that … I rest.

Day trip tomorrow.


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Lorraine Watson - on rustic porch

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Crazy for cats and potatoes, Lorraine's insatiable curiosity of Life leads her to question, explore and push beyond the box. A self-professed "left-brained creative big picture" type, she has an intuitive knack for seeing beyond and beneath first appearances while at the same time nerding out on the details. Most of all she sees and holds others in their highest until they can see it for themselves.


  1. Mary McFarland on June 12, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I had to respond to this one, Lorraine. Yep, “burnt out,” or as my friends sometimes say, “et up!” Regardless, just addressing your point: yes, so many good people, helpful and well-intentioned. That’s how we “get ‘er done,” as you say. Ditto for me.

    • Lorraine on June 15, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      Glad you’re mucking through and getting ‘er done too Mary. We’ll get there together.

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