Friday, February 26, 2016

Take It On

 We all have those annoyances that wear on us.  It can be as simple as a pebble in your shoe, or as significant as a toxic relationship.  For many reasons, sometimes we choose to ignore the issue and put up with it for much longer than we ever should.  The annoyance builds and can spill into other aspects of our lives.  One of my pet peeves is people who complain about something but never do anything to fix it.  That being said, I can fall into that category sometimes, as we all can.

My aunt recently started a blog and a post she wrote really struck a chord with me.  It's titled "Is the Way It Is Now The Way You Want it To Be?" In it she tells a simple story of something that was bothering her that she took on and fixed.  It inspired me to do the same. 

We have been in our townhouse for seven years and the WiFi has always been terrible on the top floor.  I know this is the definition of a first world problem, but nonetheless, it was very annoying!  Did we do anything about it? Nope. I did upgrade our internet a few times but it never really helped the spotty coverage. 

After reading my aunt's post, I took charge.  I bought a WiFi extender and managed to set it up myself, without the help of Google or anyone else, which made me feel like a pro! This devices works like a hot damn and I can't believe how easy and inexpensive the fix was. It was a real lesson in taking things on.

Another thing that has been bothering me is our tv situation.  Our couch in the basement is the least comfortable love seat ever made and so when Jeremy and I watch tv together, we never sit together.  We have a second tv in our room, but it didn't have Netflix.  So, I bought a new one! I was so happy to buy a new set, put it in the basement and move the old one to our room.  We now can watch Netflix together in either space and can actually sit together in our room.  The next move will be a new couch, but I am pacing myself.  This is another example of seeing an issue and taking it on.  Relatively inexpensive and the outcome has been amazing!

I am sharing these examples of "taking it on" with the hopes it will encourage you to do the same.  Analyze what is bothering you and slowly chip those issues away.  I have made a list of things that are annoying me and am working on each individually.  Some are easy fixes like the ones I mentioned and others take a bit more time and patience.  Regardless, work to take it on.  You will not be disappointed. Instead, you will free up energy to enjoy the things that bring you joy!
oxox Mare

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