Notes From The Furlough: Day 29

Present problems are future anecdotes.

Please discuss. How does this play out in life?

I’ll start us out. My corona staycation has presented me with a number of difficulties. Finances are the largest concern for me. At this point, my stimulus payment has not arrived and the state of Wisconsin is still reviewing my unemployment claims. I’m not at a pinch point with money…yet. If the lack of income persists, I’ll need to figure out alternative ways of handling expenses.

I’m reminded today that I need to see my issue as already solved. Monetary shortfall feels difficult because of my emotions around not knowing how to solve it…yet. Remove the emotional struggle and any resistance, and I simply have a puzzle to future out. Some day, my solution(s) to this issue will provide a good story, likely an amusing one. It will help right now if I view and experience my current circumstances as an interesting if challenging interlude.

How about you? What compelling story are you living right now?