I’m having one of those weeks where everything around me is just failing and I’m left here shaking my head and picking up the pieces.
My little kiln is just not working anymore. The lowest setting isn’t functioning at all, and it’s not getting up to temp when I fire it. That little kiln is all I have to fire my pieces, and if I can’t solve the issue soon, I’m going to have to push back my shop update.
My car has been steadily breaking more every week for the past month. Every day is a new adventure with that beast. It’s been in the shop every few days to try to diagnose and fix the myriad of things going wrong. Last week a part of my car just popped right off and fell to the ground before my very eyes.
Yesterday I woke up to all of my photos completely gone on my computer, with my photos app just showing an error. I was horrified and heart broken. After several hours of searching I finally found all of my 10,000 photos and was able to restore the library.
It sucks when these things we rely on so much fail us. And for the three things, my car, kiln, and computer that I rely on the most to fail me all at once is epically frustrating.
I keep reminding myself that these are just tools to help me live my best life, and my happiness and well being doesn’t depend on them. I still have so much more than the majority of the world and for that I’m grateful. I have the ability to correct and fix everything that’s going wrong, it will just take some time and resources.
I guess my biggest takeaway from this week is that I can’t control what happens to me, but I can control how I react to it. It’s okay to be sad, angry, and frustrated when things go wrong. But after you feel your feels, you gotta pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and fix it.