It’s a Tuesday morning which means life will be less stressful than Monday morning and a little more relaxed.
That was my exact thoughts as I lay in bed this morning debating on whether to sleep in a little longer since Danyella spent the night at my mom’s and I don’t have an appointment first thing. I mean if there is no rush to get up then my pregnant butt should relax for as long as I could… right?
Well that was BEFORE I made the mistake of looking at my phone….
First email that caught my eye was from the HR department of my job basically telling me that I was in non compliance because my OB hasn’t been able to finish the 30 pages of paperwork for the FMLA so that I can collect a little for a little bit time while I am on bed rest. So that has been a going back and forth with HR all day hoping and praying that I will still be able to collect something because my family needs any extra money we can to get ready for this baby girl.
The second email was from my college telling me that I was selected for the IRS verification for my FAFSA application. So they give me all these instructions on how I can do this online but it doesn’t work. I go to the FAFSA homepage hoping to find answers on how to get this to work only to find out that FAFSA disabled the ability to do the online verification until the next season which who the hell knows when that is! Next option is to access my transcripts online instantly through the IRS website but I don’t have a credit card, mortgage or auto loan in my name (downfall of trying to keep my expenses down and not fall behind on loans by not having loans). So onto the third option, order my transcripts to be mailed to me. According to the site it can take upto 10 days to process my request… well classes start in 3 weeks so I might be able to start classes because I do not have any money to put towards my tuiton fees. I did email the financial aid woman but have yet to hear back about how long this will take to process will take and if I should stop my plans to go back to school (yes I shed more than one tear over this today).
On a bright note…. I stopped into work and was able to see some of my friends and eat my favorite French Onion Soup. I have 3 weeks to try to hope, pray and keep on top of the financial aid woman to process my aid so I can start classes (squeaky wheel gets the oil first). And best of all…. my local Starbucks secretly has Pumpkin Spice Lattes back plus I got 2 more maternity clothes for $10 on clearance at Target. A win win day after all!
Somedays are harder than others to find that bright side but there is always a bright side to every dark side of life. One thing that listening to The Secret (I listen to the audiobook everyday) and other positive life changing books has taught me that if you dwell on the bad then more bad will come but if you find the good in each situation then the good things will occurred more often. Stay positive and stay happy on this Terrific Tuesday!
10 thoughts on “Looking For the Bright Side”
OMG yes you totally have to always look at the bright side, even if you have to really squint to find it!!! I am so glad you were able to do so!!! I had my 11-wk checkup with my doctor on my broken right foot a few days ago – bad news, it’s STILL not healed (so still no weight-bearing on it or driving) – but at least I got my hard cast swapped for an air cast, so I can feel water on my foot again when I shower! 🙂
awe sorry to hear about your broken foot! Hoping it heals fast but yes getting to move to an aircast is a bright side!
Good work staying positive on a tough day! I’m glad you got a few pick-me-ups at Target and Starbucks!
Thank you! Target and Starbucks can always brighten a day lol
Very true some days are harder then others. We definitely need to look on the bright side. Thank you!
Yes it is hard to always look on the bright side but if not the dark side will bring you down.
I’m sorry you’re having some rough patches, but I applaud you for focusing on the positive things. Wishing you the best mama!
I love your attitude! It can be really hard when things seem to be going sideways, but you are absolutely right! Focus on the good, and more will find it’s way to you. Congratulations on your upcoming baby girl! That is for sure something wonderful to focus on!