I stress out over the weirdest things. Truthfully, I rarely stress out over anything. I get frustrated about a lot of things. I get frustrated that I have no back-up from some of my leadership at work. I get frustrated about having to remind my team members about doing their job... properly. I get frustrated that, even thought the solutions are obvious, most people seem to not use them. Frustration seems to be a big part of my life lately. I wonder why I don't get stressed out as much as other people.
For the past four days, my sister has been in town looking for an apartment. She is moving from Los Angeles to New York in two weeks. Her last day of work was last Wednesday. She flew into town Thursday. Looked for an apartment Friday and Saturday. Put in a bid Saturday. By Monday morning, it was not secured. She was very stressed. She was scheduled to leave this afternoon. And she still did not have a place to send her things to. Even Mike was slightly stressed. I, on the other hand, not so much.
Last night, we talked and laid out a plan of attack which included everything from changing her flight, Fedexing papers, having me work on her behalf, etc. I basically laid out the plans for her because she tends to become too frazzled to even think straight. Mike could barely contribute because he was too stressed out about it all.
I got home this evening and her things were all gone. I am assuming that it all worked out: lease signed and all. I hope it did. I am frustrated that she did not leave me a message of any sort telling me what happened. But I am not stressed about her living situation come February 20, 2007. I am sure she will have a place. Update: as I was typing, Mike called to tell me that she signed a lease on a place on Jane Street. And made her flight back to LA. Woo hoo!
I wonder why I never stress. I do get nervous. My nervousness is more about me forgetting something. It's never about performing poorly or appearing haphazardly. I do remember once saying to myself, "Just do your best because you only know what you know."
Somehow, that's gotten me far. Later.