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Letting Go

by Marissa on March 2, 2015


After the most magical bridal weekend in Louisville where I celebrated my upcoming nuptials with my family and closest friends, my travel back to New York City has been anything but. 

Two cancelled flights, a 4 a.m. wake-up for the first flight out and now a five-hour delay because of mechanical issue was not in the plan. 

I’ve had to cancel meetings and appointments and the healthy food I’ve been craving will have to wait. 

In situations where my lack of control is apparent, the easiest thing for me to do is panic and become anxious. 

It takes more effort but I end up getting through these situations with more ease when I take a deep breath (or several), remind myself I’m not in control and it’s not up to me, then find the most comfortable spot I can- a quiet seat away from crowds or a table at Starbuck’s – grab a hot tea and use the time for something productive. 

How do you deal with unexpected delays and inconveniences? 


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