I am not super stressed about it. I took a deep breath, figured it was probably my own fault, and cleaned up the mess. There's not much you can do after the fact. You have to catch them in the act in order to correct the behavior. I have no idea what I'm going to come home to today since Beta has been a little under the weather. I believe it was mostly stress from the weekend since there was so many people and another dog in the house. She is used to quiet and just me being around.
The fact that I didn't totally freak out and sit down and cry and feel sorry for myself thinking 'how can I do this on my own' is a big step. I feel better and more able than I did last week. I'm hoping I can harness that "oh well, it doesn't matter" thought process more often this week.
I know a lot of my stress came from the RCIA and how much work it's been. Now that I've been confirmed, I'm hoping that my level of anxiety starts ti disipate a little. I have 7 more Wednesday classes and then I am officially done. I have plenty of countdowns started and love seeing them come to a close.
- 7 more RCIA classes
- 2 more puppy classes
- 3 more days until my fiancé is home
- 1 year, 10 weeks until the wedding
One thing I learned from my retreat this past weekend was that taking 5 minutes to sit and reflect or pray can make a world of difference. I don't talk a lot about my faith, but I do call on God a lot for help, and I know I should take more time to listen, rather than just ask. It may reduce my stress more than I realize.