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There’s No Sense Worrying About The Things You Can’t Change

As I sit here writing this, my laptop screen is cracked in half, I’m somewhat demoralized, and eager to return home to the USA.  I’m having a hard time following my own advice. I always thought to myself that the worst thing that could happen to me was having my computer get damaged while abroad. When I put my laptop in my bag the other night it was working just fine. When I arrived at the hostel I was hanging out at, I opened it only to find that the LCD screen had cracked right down the middle. For those of you who don’t know, anything electronics related is outrageously expensive in Central and Latin America. So fixing it is not an option, especially since I’ll be back on the ground in the US in about 15 days. After my initial freak out for the hour or so after it happened, I realized there’s really nothing I could do but accept it. I actually feel somewhat fortunate that I have 1/4 of the screen to work with, so I can at least do a bit of writing, read a few blogs, and check email.  But, it’s going to kill my productivity on BlogcastFM for a few weeks which sucks. As much as I want to change this situation, I can’t.  I don’t have the money or the time to replace the LCD screen. I’ve been forced to accept it.

The whole situation got me thinking about stress and inspired me to write this post. I realized there’s no sense in worrying about the things  we can’t change. But, most of us really do. We freak out, and we can’t resist the temptation to panic and get caught inside. As I sit here typing this I can’t help but think, this will make a great chapter in my best selling book. Maybe I’ll title the Chapter: Down and Out in Costa Rica (and feeling like completely fuc#$#’d).

Living as if We Change the Past

Many of us our held prisoner by our past  and the worst part is we don’t even realize it. We the let the past define us and our future actions and thoughts end being based on past events. We hold on to our past as if it’s something that we can change. But, the past has already happened. It’s done and over with, so the best thing we can do is take a lesson from it and move on.I’m not sure just how much of the Skool of Life you’ll see over the next few days. If the laptop continues to function, that would be great. But there have been a few moments where I think it’s on its deathbed. Maybe this is the Universe’s way of telling me to slow down, take a break, and chill out. I’m really not sure. All I do know is that there’s no sense in worrying about the things we can’t change. Although life likes to throw us curve balls, nobody cares when you strike out. They only remember the home runs you hit. Let the homeruns define you and be ok with the occasional strike out.

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