I had a post ready to go, but I can’t access it. Maybe it’s the thunderstorm rumbling around our city at the moment. Maybe it’s the computer playing up. Who knows? But this time, rather than getting stressed, I’m going to ‘roll with it” (yes, just at this moment, I’m a little inspired by Oasis, possibly because I am picturing one of the Gallagher brothers having a tantrum on my behalf – saves me going to the effort!).
So here’s a step back in time!
You gotta roll with it
- You gotta take your time
- You gotta say what you say
- Don’t let anybody get in your way
- ‘Cause it’s all too much for me to take
‘Rolling with it‘ is something I am trying to learn to get better at. When my meeting, where I planned to present the approach I have been working on for two weeks, was cancelled with no explanation – I tried (and kind of succeeded) to ‘roll with it‘.
When my child was in tears as she sought to navigate the complexity of friendships with other girls – I restructured my afternoon so I could ‘take my time‘.
I’ve also been continuing to work out how to pare back my commitments, or my processes to get things done, so I am not rushing. To live well, I know I ‘gotta take my time‘ – rushing does not work well for me.
When I strongly disagreed with current policy directions in my work (not to mention at a federal level – wooh, what a week, again! Wonder how many more times I will say this?), I did feel that, on social media, and with my family, I ‘gotta say what I say‘ about how I felt.
But when a van attempted to cut me off in traffic on Monday, and then a car sped out of a car park right in my way on Thursday, I decided that, contrary to Oasis’ advice, ‘Don’t let anybody get in your way‘, I would, in fact, let them in.
After all, you can’t take the words of Oasis words too literally. I mean, we used to love to sing to Wonderwall the top of our voices at Bobby McGees (or similar – for those not familiar, picture a dodgy nightclub in the mid 90s, filled with 20-30 year olds in suits, and you get the idea). But have you read those words lately? I have (to write this post) but, is it the ultimate complement to be considered a ‘wonderwall’? I’m not sure.
All I know is that I have just written my quickest post, and I’m going to leave accessing the earlier one for another day – ‘Cause it’s all too much for me to take‘ (sorry, couldn’t resist!)
How about you? How’s your week been? And have you needed to just ‘roll with it?’