I’m a person who crosses every T and dots every I. I need to know that things are going to go well. Not perfect but well. Let me tell you, I have learned a huge lesson the last couple of days. It does not matter what you think you know or how much you research or how much you think you have it in the bag. Life has another lesson for you.
We are planning a huge trip and we need curtain papers to be just right for our dog, who will be travelling with us. These papers and all things pertaining to her have to be done just right. They have to be certified by the government. As I said above I cross every T and dot every I. Somethings are just out of your control. One of her shots was not up to date. They are according to Canada regulations but not to Ecuador, this shot is a necessary shot to enter the country. We knew this but we assumed our dog had the shot back when she was a pup, she is now 5 years old. As they tried to find the vaccine date in all her papers that I had. I realized we may be in trouble. As I stood in the Vet’s office trying to figure this out and calling my vet back in Canada trying to understand how this happened. I realized in that moment that we are never really in control. This was something that was no ones fault as this shot was not a mandatory shot in Canada.
What this meant for us. It meant that we need to do some fancy foot work. So do we change the dates? Does only one of us go and the other come down when the dog is able to fly? Do we both go together? Standing in the vets office I had a moment of complete terror and pure disappointment as we were to fly in 6 days. This could cost us, changing flights, hotels and car rentals to get there.
Once I got in the vehicle, I had a moment. speaking with my husband who is the calmer one, we needed to put our heads together and really decide what was best for us. We chose to call the airline to see the cost of changing flights and we found out that it cost us nothing and that our flights where going to be cheaper in the end and we are getting a refund back. Thank Goodness.
What is the lesson I’m to be learning here? Patience and if it doesn't happen today it can happen Manana. Is it stressful? Yes of course it is, but I learned a valuable lesson. SLOW DOWN.
Someone on the phone asked me how I was and how my day was going, I responded by saying very frustrating. She reminded me that I needed to take a breathe and relax and thank God I’m healthy and still alive. Funny how we forget, as I’m a certified Yoga teacher and I do guided meditation weekly. Another lesson for myself, practice what you preach. My Yoga company is Stay Calm and Breathe ( WOW how our minds forget in the mist of chaos)
I have to remember that I cant get upset, Instead of wondering why this is happening to me, I need to ask what is this teaching me. This was a huge teaching moment for me.
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