Woke up feeling great. Sun was shining. I just knew it was going to be the best day ever…
I was asked to travel to San Diego for a conference for four days. Having just returned from San Jose last week, I couldn’t imagine being away from my dog again for three plus days. So I figured I’d find a hotel that would allow Big Coopie. And I did!
Secured the hotel through our company travel booking page, and set off with Coop in tow. Perfect location in relations to several parks to take Coop, and the hotel where the actual conference would take place.
Woke up the first day, had an amazing morning adventure at the marina with Coop. Got back, put on my new black dress that looks even better on me now (thanks lent), and set out to start my day. The hotel desk flagged me down. Apparently my company only secured the reservation, did not pay for the hotel. They couldn’t do it online, and refused to fax a copy of the credit card to the hotel, so it just didn’t get paid. Therefore, I had to cough up the funds.
Thank the Lord that I just babysat and kept two dogs, so I actually had a little extra in my account. Otherwise, I would’ve been short. I had plans for that extra cash during this trip and the weekend, that are now postponed until…well, more money comes my way.
I shook it off, could always be worse, and headed to work. Met some amazing young people, and had a great workshop. Feeling much better, I said in your face devil because I still had a good day…until I got to my car. The parking pass had expired by a few minutes and a $65 ticket was waiting for me on my dashboard. Great!
I reset my mind and moved on. With a new budget for this trip, I grabbed a quick dinner and headed to the hotel. Got all settled in, sat down to eat, and somehow managed to spill most of my food on the bed. I chose not to react, just cleaned it up and moved on. Until I decided to check emails and do a little work before bed, but the Internet wouldn’t connect! Thanks Universe.
Feeling a tad defeated, I took a deep breath, and just moved on. I picked up my book - I’m reading the Harry Potter series and on book four - and read myself to sleep.
Somethings we can’t control. But, we can choose how we respond. Usually I would pout and whine. Instead, I just let it go. Felt better than being upset.
Starting day two now. Wish me luck.