Stressing About Tomorrow

Blog Post created by YoungAtHeart on Jan 21, 2021

I have been stressing about getting my COVID vaccination, and applying for all options I could find.  Because of my one kidney, and the effect any treatments would have had on its function,  I have been very afraid of the virus and pretty much home since March.  I am tired of Instacart delivering green bananas that never ripen; I just want to be able to go to the FOOD store!!!  ONE of applications wanted me to scan my insurance card (front and back) and drag it into the form (now - the Feds are paying for the shot, not my insurance!!!).   They wanted all kinds of irrelevant information (such as my mother's maiden name, for Heavens sake!).  I dutifully submitted as many as I could find - but my stress level went through the roof when I got a text from one that said they were only going to call me twice (home and cell #'s) and if I didn't answer, I was off their list. I understand they are overwhelmed but................  I keep my cell with me most of the time, but not when I go to the bathroom or get in the shower! 


THEN - I took a deeeeep breath and accepted that I might have to continue to isolate until the end of this summer, and decided to focus my attention on just getting through one day at a time and trying to make the best day of it I can.  I couldn't control the vaccine schedule, but I COULD control my reaction to it all.


And THEN I got an e-mail with a link to make an appointment for it, there was actually an opening TOMORROW!!!!!

So - all of that stressing was never necessary.  I should have just focused on doing what I had to do, and then working to get the most out of just today.


Good quitting AND life lesson, huh?